Dandenong South Primary School

52 Kirkham Road, Dandenong Vic 3175
(03) 9792 3726
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A World of Learning

Dandenong South
Primary School

Dandenong South Primary School's community prides itself on a strong commitment to learning and excellence. Our award winning learning environments facilitate powerful learning outcomes within an atmosphere of mutual respect and challenge.

Our school values

Responsible Value at Dandenong Primary School

Be Responsible

Taking responsibility for our learning by making good choices and decisions. Also being excellent role model to others and accepting that we all have an important role to play as part of a community.

Safe Value at Dandenong Primary School

Be Safe

Protecting yourself and others by creating an environment that nurtures personal growth and self-esteem.

Respect Value at Dandenong Primary School


Respecting ourselves, and recognising and accepting the differences in ability, race, religion and beliefs of others.

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Covid-19 Updates

24th March 2020

 Dear DSPS Families

The COVID-19 pandemic is without precedent in living memory, and it is taking us into the most challenging of times – as individuals, in our communities and as a society. At Dandenong South Primary School, we want you to know that wherever possible, our school is here to support your family throughout the closure time. We will try our best to ensure continuity in student learning but understand that this will have its own challenges. In the meantime, we have compiled the following useful resources to help:

  1. Step 1: Go to www.twinkl.com.au/offer
  2. Step 2: Enter the code CVDTWINKLHELPS
  3. Step 3: Read our helpful guidance

Please note that you can also contact your child’s classroom teacher through SENTRAL’s messaging option.


23rd March 2020

Message from the Principal, Leonie Fitzgerald

Dear Parents and Carers,

There continues to be regular updates regarding COVID – 19.

As you would know the last day for Term 1 is today, Monday 23rd March.

Parents may visit the school tomorrow Tuesday 24th March between 2.30PM and 3.30PM to collect work books for children should we move to a remote learning environment.

I wish to inform parents/carers that children of essential service workers will be able to attend a care and supervision program at the school from Tuesday 24 March.

Start of Term 2

Staff return: Tuesday 14th April

Students return: Wednesday 15th April (To be confirmed)


22nd March 2020

Dear DSPS families

School holidays will now begin on Tuesday, 24th March 2020. All families are encouraged to follow the government’s advice around measures to reduce the spread of COVID 19. Please do not hesitate to contact the School Office on how the school can continue to support your child’s learning. Also refer to SENTRAL and the documents tab on this website for further resources. Thank you. We are keen to support our families in these challenging times.

Latest advice from the Dept of Health and Human Services

19th March 2020

School is open as normal but we have seen that many parents are keeping their children home as a precaution. To assist with remote learning, there are a number of useful websites under the ‘Resourcestab to assist parents to support their child’s learning at home. Additionally, there are assignments and tasks for students in Grades 3-6 to complete on Google Classroom. Students should also login to Mathletics and Reading Eggs to access work that the teachers have assigned.

Please find useful information in relation to COVID 19 below:




From the Principal, Leonie Fitzgerald:

17th March 2020

I would like to offer my sincere thanks to our school community for their patience and resilience in an evolving environment regarding COVID-19.

Victoria’s Chief Health Officer has advised that all schools should continue to operate as planned for now. However, if parents are electing to keep their children home as a precautionary measure, then there is homework to complete that the teachers have prepared. This is to ensure continuity in student learning considering the challenges of remote learning.

Dandenong South Primary School is keeping parents up to date with all the information through emailing and sending letters home as well as through platforms such as our school website, our Instagram page and the Sentral Parent Portal.

Your continued support and understanding in these uncertain times is appreciated.

Friday 27th March 2020
– Last day of term, students finish at 2:30pm.

Tuesday 14th April 2020
– Curriculum Day

Wednesday 15th April
– Term 2 Starts.

Live UV Update

Dandenong South Primary School is the winner of the ‘Best Primary School Project’!

Dandenong South Primary School has been recognised by the Victorian Government for its outstanding learning design. We are proudly the winners of the ‘Best Primary School Project’ at the Victorian School Design Awards on 8th November 2017. We continually strive to create the best learning environment for our students and this award is a well received acknowledgement of the school’s efforts in this respect.

Mrs Leonie Fitzgerald, Dandenong South Primary School Principal, holding the award up with our 2017 School Captains. A moment of pride for us all.

Principal's Message

Dandenong South Primary School Principal - Mrs Leonie Fitzgerald
Mrs Leonie Fitzgerald

In 2020, we have 642 students at our school. Our staff work consistently to ensure that we provide an exciting, stimulating learning environment where our children can be motivated and engaged in their learning.

We focus on providing clear and explicit instruction as children work independently and in groups to achieve their full learning potential. Read more

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