The Cornish College Prep to Year 6 program provides an excellent educational program for students in a friendly, caring environment.

Cornish College is an authorised International Baccalaureate Primary Years Programme (IB PYP) school. The PYP has a focus on international mindedness and the development of the child as a global learner. This is achieved through embedding the characteristics of the Learner Profile into all aspects of the school day. Students are encouraged to be open-minded, principled and knowledgeable. They develop the confidence to become risk-takers in their learning. They become thinkers and inquirers who communicate effectively. They learn the importance of living a balanced life, who are caring and learn to be reflective.

Students develop the PYP Attitudes as they move through the Primary Years Program. The development of these attitudes are enablers of action – they give students the motivation and purpose to take action. The PYP attitudes which help us to learn and make a difference to others and the environment.

The following attitudes help us understand our strengths, ourselves and others.

  • Appreciation
  • Commitment
  • Confidence
  • Cooperation
  • Creativity
  • Curiosity
  • Empathy
  • Enthusiasm
  • Independence
  • Integrity
  • Respect
  • Tolerance

PYP Attitudes lead to action!

Students participate in a range of practical, varied and cross age learning experiences to promote resilience, balance and a sense of knowing and connection to themselves, others and the environment. Programs include EcoKids, Kitchen Garden Project, Dhumba-dha biik*, MAD Week and social skills and personal development programs which all support each child’s learning and development.

Our Primary Leadership program offers students the opportunity to take on responsibilities and leadership roles at events or within working groups for example. These leaders are often asked to meet and greet special guests and take visiting parents and students around our campus on school tours.

*Dhumba-dha biik (pronounced dum-ba-dah beek) is Boon wurrung language for ‘Talk Country’. Year 1 teachers and students have received special permission to use this term to describe their weekly program where they form strong connections to their land. This program involves students exploring, wondering, posing questions, offering ideas and solutions and using scientific vocabulary in an authentic context. Whilst out on the country they are able to develop their resilience, independence, mindfulness and problem solving skills. They bring their passions for the environment back to the classroom where they discuss and share their findings, and use as a provocation for writing, mathematical and scientific investigations and play.

School Tours

Upcoming Tour:

Thursday 22 February 6.00pm
Tuesday 6 March 10am - 1pm

Latest NEWS

Outdoor learning and maths. Year 1 teachers Alexandra Parrington and Samantha Millar write for ‘Prime Number,’ the primary journal of the Mathematical Association of Victoria.

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Media Release: New Senior Studies Centre announced – set to open 2019

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Benefits of connecting land to learning – Year 1 teacher, Mrs Samantha Millar writes for the Sharing PYP blog

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Multi-age mass planting ‘Makes a Difference’

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