Schools

Cranbrook Primary School

"The school was opened in 1893 and officially becomes an Independent Public School in 2017. The school currently caters for approximately 60 children from Kindergarten to Year 6. There is a strong focus on numeracy and literacy. NAPLAN results are good, with strong comparison to 'like-schools'. The school will be introducing robotics (including coding) to the curriculum in 2017. We have a very strong focus on sustainability, with our school being part of the Stephanie Alexander Kitchen Garden Program. The school has won a variety of awards for its sustainability approach. Students in Years 1 -6 cook each week (using produce from the school garden) and share together in meals." 

For more information and contact details for the school please click on the below link:

Department of Education - School Overview - Cranbrook Primary School

Frankland River Primary School

"Frankland River Primary School is an Independent Public School catering for students from Kindergarten to Year 6. At Frankland River Primary School, we seek to provide a holistic education that ensures relevant and meaningful learning opportunities for all our students. We are a small school with approximately 70 enrolments. This allows our teachers and support staff to build a strong rapport with our students, and for students from different year levels to build close relationships with each other. Our multi-age classes, embraced by the school and community, provide many valuable social and academic opportunities for our students, where they are constantly challenged and encouraged to become confident, independent learners and critical thinkers."

For more information and contact details for the school please click on the below link:

Department of Education - School Overview - Frankland River Primary School

Secondary School

There are no secondary schools located within the Shire of Cranbrook. Students of high school age travel to high schools in neighbouring Shires via a daily bus service. The nearest secondary school to the Shire of Cranbrook where the majority of the secondary students attend is Mount Barker Community College.

Mount Barker Community College (MBCC)

"Located approximately 40kms south of Cranbrook, MBCC students come from Mount Barker and the surrounding rural communities. MBCC runs specialist and extension courses from Smart Start for 0-4 years through to trainee and apprenticeship for senior students. The College is surrounded by our 230Ha mixed farm with vineyard. We are an RTO with national modules and certificates in Rural Operations & Viticulture, Hospitality and Metals & Engineering. The College has an excellent record for student leavers being awarded a 'Top Government School' for the last three years. We are proud of our strong partnership with parents and the community to support education and student success."

For more information and contact details for the school please click on the below link:

Department of Education - School Overview - Mount Barker Community College

 

School Bus Services

"School Bus Services (SBS) is responsible for providing eligible rural students and students with special needs free Transport Assistance to travel to and from school on contracted ‘orange’ school buses. These services are critical to ensure that students are able to attend school regularly."

For more information on the bus service and to apply to use the service head to the School Bus Services - Public Transport Authority website.