Dorset Primary School is located in Croydon at the foothills of the Dandenong Ranges, in a pleasant setting with large trees and expansive lawn area.
The school comprises three main wings, incorporating twenty classrooms, administration centre, kitchen, literacy resource centre and indoor gym. A freestanding canteen and garage complete the facilities.
A comprehensive sustainability program is complimented by themed gardens, such as a vegetable garden, sensory garden, peace garden, bush tucker garden, fruit trees and associated classroom gardens. An exciting sustainability program (Stephanie Alexander Kitchen Garden Program) is now well established.
Playground features include five separate adventure playgrounds, a basketball court, soccer field, tennis/netball court and an indigenous sanctuary.
Dorset Primary School offers a supportive environment, which promotes positive self-esteem and self-confidence where each child's achievements are recognised and valued.
The school strives to ensure that a cooperative and safe environment is fostered where learning is a shared experience involving children, teachers and parents.
School Programs and School Strengths
Inside the Classroom
High Achieving Literacy Program
Professional and Caring Staff
Hands-On Maths Approach
Quality Specialist Programs (Music, Physical Education, French, Digital Technologies/Library, Science and Art)
Stephanie Alexander Kitchen Garden Program
Technology integration (1:1 laptop program from 3 to 6; iPads in Junior School)
Around the School
Indoor Basketball Court, Tennis/Netball Court & Synthetic Grass Soccer Field
Literacy Resource Centre
Chooks Roam Free
Lunchtime games (a diverse range of over 20 clubs including dance club, choir, chess club, Lego club, running club and many more)
After School Sports Programs
School Musical Production
Whole School Transition Programs
12 week Prep Transition Program
Prep and Grade 5 Buddies Program
Out of School Hours Care Program
Whole School Leadership Programs
Junior School Council
1:1 Laptop Program (Grades 3 to 6)
iPad Program (Junior Grades)
Intensive Swimming Program