Principal's message

I extend a warm welcome to you and your family to Clayton South Primary School.

Clayton South Primary School is a dynamic learning community that has at its core positive and constructive relationships where the expectation is high, learning is relevant, deep and real, where structure and support facilitates progress for every student. There is a strong emphasis on striving for personal best and on the holistic development of the student.


Students at Clayton South Primary School are confident, competent and well-rounded individuals who are encouraged to develop a love of learning together with the skills, resources and motivation to fully experience lifelong education. Clayton South Primary School provides high quality education through a relevant and stimulating curriculum in a secure and purposeful environment. We integrate digital pedagogies throughout the curriculum. Classroom spaces are carefully organised to support learning. Our well-resourced facilities and beautiful grounds create a sense of place.


The people in our community make our school a special place to be. Encouraging and affirming relationships define our learning community. Our teachers are highly talented and dedicated. They work in collaboration to develop a school culture that values teaching and learning. They encourage all students to strive to achieve their best with their academic learning, social skills, school spirit and sense of service to others.


Fostering a strong partnership between the family and the school through clear and continuous communication is a key element in students’ success at Clayton South Primary School. All parents are encouraged to be actively involved in their child’s education and in school events and decision making opportunities.


All of our programs are purposefully designed to meet the needs of our students. We have a strong data focus and all of our staff are developing their abilities in becoming more data literate to be able to cater to the needs of every student. We are proud to be able to say that we provide a detailed Individual Learning Plan for any students working above or below the required level. All of our lessons are differentiated for each child. With an average of 18 students per class, we are able to provide a personalised education for each and every child.


We aspire to develop students who will thrive in the new millennium. We understand that students need to have greater thinking and problem solving abilities and be more self-motivated than ever before. Our teachers support and guide our students to be thinkers and enquirers, who wonder and pose questions.


I hope you enjoy accessing more information about our high quality school as you navigate your way through our website. We welcome enrolment enquiries at all year levels. Visitors to our school frequently make the comment that Clayton South Primary School has a sense of energy and purpose. I am proud of our collective work and encourage you to take the opportunity to tour our school.

Greg Clement