Clarinda Primary School, with a population of 384, is situated in a neatly maintained residential suburb, in the vicinity of several large parks and golf courses.  Clarinda is located within the City of Kingston, to the south east of Melbourne.

The school community is continually working to maintain and develop the school’s buildings and grounds to provide a safe and stimulating environment for all students.  Notable features of our school are a modern well-equipped library, a multi-purpose hall, a large art/craft room, music room and advanced computer learning technology equipment.  Facilities also exist for students with physical disabilities.

The school site is large with both active and passive areas for student and community use.  The well maintained grounds include two large grassed playing fields, extensive shade areas, sand play, seating and gardens, vegetable garden/chicken coop, netball and basketball courts, two modern adventure playgrounds designed specifically to cater for junior and senior students and a student stage area.

The staff at Clarinda, supported by the School Council, have established an atmosphere of warmth and friendliness towards all members of the school community and visitors to the school.  With students from a wide variety of cultural backgrounds and in many cases speaking a language other than English at home, our school has embraced multiculturalism, inclusion and equality.

In order that our students may participate confidently and positively to our ever changing society, our school promotes:

  • endeavour and perseverance
  • interpersonal respect and tolerance
  • high levels of achievement

Our school expects that students will learn in a caring supportive environment which fosters the development of:

  • self esteem and resilience
  • social skills
  • responsibility, self reliance and leadership
  • cooperation




The school prescribes a seven year sequential comprehensive curriculum in each of:

English, Mathematics, Science, Technology, Health and Physical Education, The Arts, Humanities and  Language (Greek) with 50 minute specialist programs operating in STEM (Science, Technology, English and Mathematics), Art, Library, Languages (Greek), Music and Physical Education.  Networked multimedia computers, electronic whiteboards and iPads™ are in every classroom and support curriculum programs.  Individual programs operate within the school curriculum to meet the requirements of students with special needs.

In addition, a wide range of special programs operate to address the specific needs of our student population:

English as an Additional Language (EAL), Literacy Intervention, Reading Improvement, Maths Problem Centre, Science Innovation in Schools Program, Thinking Curriculum, School Concert, Student Choir, Social Skills, Life Education, a Buddy System, Student Council, Perceptual Motor Program (PMP), Inter/Intra School Sport, Camps, Swimming and Before and After School Care.  We also provide an innovative pre-school transition program for 3 and 4 year olds.

Parents participate in many facets of school organisation, contribute to policy development and play an active role in the support of curriculum and maintenance programs.  Our Strategic Plan priorities are Literacy and Positive Psychology.

Please find a library of our Documents below.Read More

The staff at Clarinda, supported by the School Council, have established an atmosphere of warmth and friendliness towards all members of the school community and visitors to the school.Read More

Before and After school care is run by an experienced supervisor. The programs are run in our school hall and children are encouraged to take part in relaxing activities or…Read More

Letter to Parents - LINKS and Stepping Up Program Criteria LINKS and Stepping Up Program For further information about the programs contact the school on (03) 9544 3231.Read More

All this is possible because of our great team of teachers and educational support staff.  It is strengthened when we work in partnership with our families and community groups. At…Read More

Composition of the School Council The present Council consist of fourteen members; 8 elected parents 3 Department of Education employees the Principal of the school 2 Co-opted members The duties…Read More

In 1901 the name was changed to “Bay View”. At the time “Bay View” was, of course an appropriate name, as there was an unobstructed view of the bay from…Read More

Term Dates 2020 Term 1 Tuesday 28th January to Friday 27th March Tuesday 28th January - Teachers resume Wednesday 29th January - Curriculum Day – NO STUDENTS Thursday 30th January…Read More

The school day begins at 8.50am. Dismissal time for all grades is 3.30pm, except on the last day of each term when children are dismissed at 2.30pm. As the school’s…Read More