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Principal's welcome

On behalf of our school community I would like to extend a warm welcome to you and your family.  Cannonvale State School is a great school.

The staff are extremely committed and work very hard to ensure that every student receives the very best, well-rounded education in a happy, friendly, supportive environment by ensuring that:

  • Students are safe, have trust, respect and feel valued
  • Students have work at their level
  • Students have friends at school

High expectations are evident in all aspects of Cannonvale State School to enable our students to be as successful in life as possible; our school motto, ‘My Best Always’ reflects this.  In every learning environment you will find:

  • Strong relationships
  • High expectations and excellent classroom practice
  • Excellent bookwork and daily correction
  • Excellent display
  • Excellent classroom tone
  • Quality feedback to students
  • Every child is individually catered for at Cannonvale State School. 

Our curriculum and school timetable is streamlined across all year levels to help facilitate differentiation.  In 2014, we introduced a Student Resource Scheme which guarantees that every child will have the resources needed.

Cannonvale State School is very well resourced; from information and communication technologies, to every manner of sporting facilities, an instrumental music program, and resources in every key learning area of the curriculum – English (reading, spelling, grammar and punctuation, writing), Mathematics, Science, History, Geography, the Arts (Dance, Drama, Music, Visual Art and Media), Health & Physical Education (HPE) and Languages Other than English (LOTE which is Japanese).   Special features of our school include:

  • 25 metre heated swimming pool
  • Four tennis courts with lighting
  • Practice cricket wickets
  • School oval with cricket pitch Multi-purpose hall incorporating Science and Technology Room
  • Outside School Hours Care facilities directly opposite the school

Students have an opportunity to join in many extracurricular activities at the school including:

  • Access to specialist swimming and tennis coaching
  • School choir
  • Concert band

Cannonvale State School recognises that parents are always their children’s first teachers.  Parents are encouraged to become active participants in their child’s education. This can be as simple as reinforcing the values we encourage at school, reading to your child, offering to help in the classroom and of course, being a member of our P&C.

We would also encourage parents to maintain regular communication with the staff of Cannonvale.  This enables us to discuss the progress of your child, and inform you of any upcoming activities they may be involved in. Additionally, you can let us know of any future events, or even let us know how your week is going. Our school website and weekly newsletters are a great source of information.  Our weekly assemblies are always a time for community celebration.

In closing, it is important to remember that “Every Day Counts” at school and students should attend school every day possible.  To be ready for school they need to be at school, with a healthy lunch (as free from packaging as possible), a hat and sunscreen, a school uniform and completed homework. 

I am looking forward to a productive and fun year at Cannonvale State School.

Angie Kelly
Principal