Dandenong Primary School


Dandenong Primary School has a very rich and proud history of excellence in learning and teaching, stretching from 1874 through to today. Under the new leadership of Principal, Mr. Daniel Riley, Dandenong Primary School provides for outstanding student achievement, engagement and wellbeing.

The school provides a strong focus on the essentials of literacy and numeracy while offering specialist classes in physical education and sport, state-of-the-art information and communication technologies, visual art, library and French. The school offers a broad range of extra-curricular activities, ensuring children are highly focused and highly engaged in their learning and development.

The school has a specialised English as an Additional Language (EAL) class and offers additional language and literacy support across all year levels. Our highly dedicated teaching and support staff are almost as diverse as our student population and speak a range of languages including Dari, Hindi, Spanish, French, Serbian, Albanian, Chinese, Greek and English.

A team of highly dedicated wellbeing staff support the health and wellbeing of our children and families. The school has its very own ‘Community Hubs Australia’ family space which brings local information and services around education, health, community and settlement into a familiar and friendly environment. Our community hub aims to help families create friendships and support networks, and to develop a sense of welcome and belonging.

School facilities include an impressive blend of old and new. The site’s original building, first opened in March 1881 sits proudly before the school’s pair of 21st Century ‘Building the Education Revolution’ learning and teaching spaces. The schoolyard is made up of a large open sports field, adventure playgrounds, asphalted zones and a kitchen garden space. Onsite is the brand new bestchance Dandenong Primary Kindergarten and Maternal & Child Health service as well as the Dandy Pals playgroup.

Children get off to the right start every day at Dandenong Primary School with a free and nutritious community breakfast club. Before and after school care is available to our working families through our friends and neighbours at St Mary’s Primary School.

We make use of online and social media to provide a window into the life and learning at Dandenong Primary School. We invite you to share and celebrate the learning with us on our Facebook and Instagram pages.

We welcome you to our school community and we look forward to learning and teaching together with you to bring about the best possible student learning, engagement and wellbeing outcomes for your child.

To find out more and to secure your child’s place for 2018, contact Principal Daniel Riley on telephone (03) 9792 2743 or simply drop by at 174-182 Foster Street, Dandenong.

Dandenong Primary School
Principal Daniel Riley
Tel. (03) 9792 2743