Welcome from the Principal

Welcome to the Courtenay Gardens Primary School website. Courtenay Gardens Primary School has been serving the Cranbourne North community since it opened in 1995. My name is Marc de Ley and I am the proud principal of the school. I have recently commenced in the position of principal since the beginning of 2020.


Courtenay Gardens Primary School currently has an enrolment of 830 students from prep to year 6. It offers excellent learning facilities, including a performing arts centre, STEM lab, science lab, full-size gymnasium and a generous outside playground environment. Teachers are highly professional and committed to providing an outstanding teaching and learning program based on the Victorian curriculum for government primary schools. As well as our students achieving well academically, students have the opportunity to develop their skills in extra-curricular areas such as sport, multimedia/ICT, visual art and the performing arts. The school provides the teaching of Indonesian as a language other than English. The school provides opportunities for students to develop their leadership skills and to have a meaningful voice in their own learning.


The teaching and learning program is well complimented by an extensive commitment to supporting student in their learning journey. This includes dedicated English as an Additional Language (EAL) teachers to support students whose first language is not English. There is a strong emphasis on developing literacy skills, particularly in the early years, with intervention support provided by dedicated teachers using the Fountas and Pinnell literacy support program.


The school promotes the values of respect, resilience, honesty and responsibility. There is a strong commitment to supporting student wellbeing and to ensure a safe, caring and inclusive learning community.


I welcome any prospective parent interested in joining the Courtenay Gardens school community to contact the school office (5995 7139) for a school tour. It will be my pleasure to show you our wonderful school and to answer any questions you may have.

Kindest Regards
Marc de Ley

Principal Courtenay Gardens Primary School


Meagan Donaldson (AP), Marc de Ley and Madi Sheather (AP)