Dederang Primary School

Where each child is challenged to be curious, creative and caring

Ph: 02 6028 9331

Specialist Programs


Once a fortnight our students receive specialist art lessons through the Mobile Area Resource Centre (MARC) Van. Lessons run for 1.5 hours and expose students to a range of mediums and skills.  

E-learning and digital technology

The school community places great importance on Information and Computer Learning Technology to ensure students are equipped for 21stCentury Learning. All classrooms have computer access, an Interactive screen, and iPads. We integrate the teaching and learning of ICT across all curriculum areas. Students and teachers use Seesaw to reflect on and showcase student learning to families. We are an accredited eSmart school. An eSmart school is a school where the smart, safe and responsible use of information and communications technology is a cultural norm.

Hands On Learning

Every Friday, our students participate in multi-age Hands on Learning classes with a focus on sustainability in:

  • Cooking
  • Gardening
  • Building

Hands on Learning builds wellbeing, engagement, and increases student achievement by creating opportunities for our students to discover their talents and experience success through practical learning outside of the classroom.

The program helps students feel more confident, self-aware, build positive relationships with peers and try new things.

We take every opportunity for our students to work with the community on community projects. Hands on Learning is a wonderful program that you can be involved in – we love learning new skills from our parent/carer(s) and community members.

Languages other than English (LOTE) - Chinese & Cultural Studies

Our students participate in weekly Chinese lessons taught by a visiting language teacher. Students learn how to use spoken and written Chinese to interact with others. Sometimes we even have Chinese exchange students and teachers visit our school.


Our school is the base school for the Mobile Area Resource Centre. Once a fortnight our students receive specialist library classes and borrow the latest books from the Library Van.

Performing Arts

Our performing arts program exposes students to a variety of song, dance, musical instruments and theatre. Students learn how to play the recorder, xylophone, ukulele and African drums. Private guitar lessons or small group guitar lessons are also available by Sok Yi Bulmer our specialist Chinese/Guitar Teacher.

At the end of each school year we put on a whole school production showcasing our learning throughout the year. All students are involved in writing the script, creating props and choreographing dances. The process of getting the production on stage is a huge team effort from students, staff and families.