Canberra Primary School

by | May 22, 2022

Canberra Primary School

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Guide to know about the Canberra Primary School

Canberra Primary School first opened its doors in January of 2000. The school gets named after the former Canberra School, which closed in 1988. In November of 2000, the school relocated to its current location. It meets the educational demands of the new Sembawang Estate’s student population.

The Canberra Primary School now has 1380 students enrolled and operates as a single session. The school administration and the staff strive to improve each student’s character and strengthen their ability and potential. Each of the school’s instructors is encouraged to have a love for teaching and a dedication to excellence.

Philosophy, culture, and ethos in the classroom

At Canberra Primary, we strive to provide a high-quality, comprehensive educational experience for all our students to maximize each child’s potential. The notion that every Canberran can achieve, regardless of their starting place, plays an essential role in establishing our school’s culture and students’ teaching and learning experiences. These events exemplify the Canberra Primary School  Experience strives to provide for our students.

Values are also essential in defining and supporting our students’ growth as “innovative, compassionate, and responsible citizens who aspire for greatness through self-discipline and collaboration.” Our students’ overall development depends on a values-based education, which is still at the heart of their Canberra experience.

School Vision :

To be a world-class learning organization that inspires and gets valued worldwide.

School mission:

To provide a high-quality, all-encompassing education that encourages lifelong learning and the quest for greatness.

Programs and services that are unique:

  • Curating My Learning is a project that intends to give students a linked learning experience improved by ICT in real-world learning scenarios both inside and outside the classroom.
  • The Immersing in Canberra Experience via Musical Theatre Education program aims to expose students to various creative experiences through the curriculum, co-curriculum integration, and school-wide theatrical education.
  • In schools, sexuality education (SEd) aims to help students understand the physiological, social, and emotional changes that occur as they grow older and develop healthy and rewarding relationships. It includes people of the opposite sex and makes wise, informed, and responsible sexual decisions.

Achievements in Canberra Public Schools:

  • Singapore Science Centre [5th, 6th] – Drones Odyssey Challenge 2019.
  • NUS High School [Honorable Mention, Bronze, Silver] in Singapore’s National Mathematical Olympiad (NMOS).
  • Junior Category [Distinction, Credit] in the Raffles Institution Primary Mathematics World Contest 2019.
  • Open Category – Distinction, Credit


  • National [Tier 1] Non-Academic School Green Awards 2019
  • [Platinum, Gold, Silver] MOE Service Excellence Award (MSEA) 2019
  • Building & Construction Authority (BCA) Awards [GoldPlus Award] School Distinction Awards
  • Character and Citizenship as a Best Practice Teaching and Learning, Staff Well-Being and Development, Student All-Round Development

Co-curricular activities (CCAs):

Physical sport.

  • Badminton is a 
  • Basketball
  • Football
  • Athletics (Track and Field)

Visual and Performing Arts:

  • Concert by a band
  • Art Club

  • Choir
  • Chinese dance
  • Indian dance
  • Malay dance 

Uniformed Groups:

  •  Brownies
  • Scouts

Societies and Clubs:

  • Drama and Dance Club for English Language Students
  • The Library Ambassadors Club 
  • Club of Robotics
  • Club for Science and the Environment

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