Caningeraba State School
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The importance of education should not be underestimated - it is the key that unlocks the pathways to the future. We plan for Caningeraba students to achieve their full potential and our number one priority is to support our children. We pride ourselves on the quality of teaching and we are passionate about students being creative, being life-long learners and becoming active investigators. Primary school is a unique time in children's lives when they develop the traits of successful learners and foster friendships. We know that students learn differently with differing strengths and skills. Parent, child and teacher collaboration and co-operation create a team built on time and commitment. We will continue to provide your children with the greatest opportunities to enhance and develop their learning while we encourage them to use their skills to the full extent of their capabilities. We will always respect, nurture and cater for the whole child.


                                               Ray McConnell - Principal


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Murray Leak - Associate Principal           Julia Hoy - Associate Principal (Thur/Fri)

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Maria Mott - Associate Principal (Mon-Wed)  Marg Heiser - A/Associate Principal


                                     Leigh Hellawell - Head of Curriculum

Our Beliefs and Values
  • Learning is a life-long process
  • Creative and critical conversations result in thinking and learning
  • A 'Smart Classroom' is a rich engaging learning environment where new technologies are integral to learning
  • Family is a vital factor in children's education
  • A dynamic team structure develops through communication, sharing and risk-taking leadership
  • Fostering a sense of community and identity improves student outcomes
  • For students to become clever and skilled they need to 'know-what', 'know-how' and 'know-where'
Caningeraba fosters the 'Nine Values of Australian Schooling' by encouraging students and teachers to take time to reflect on their beliefs and actions
  • Care and Compassion
  • Doing your best
  • Fair Go
  • Freedom
  • Honesty and Trustworthiness
  • Integrity
  • Respect
  • Responsibility
  • Understanding, Tolerance and Inclusion
School Profile
Caningeraba State School is a band 10 Primary School. Currently 899 students attend the school in years Prep – 7. We have a Special Education Unit catering for a variety of students.
The school:
  • offers a curriculum program ranging from Prep to Year Seven
  • offers French as L.O.T.E. (Language Other Than English) 
  • offers Instrumental Music to selected students for Year 5 to Year 7
  • provides opportunities for Junior and Senior Bands to perform regularly
  • is co-educational
  • encourages membership in the Junior and Senior Choirs
  • encourages all students to participate in Winter and Summer sport activities
  • has established a student Representative Council elected by Year 6 and 7 students promoting leadership and decision making
  • has an active P & C Association
A broad spectrum of socio-economic groups is represented within the school community:
  • Children from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander backgrounds represents a small percentage of the current student population
  • An enrolment of multicultural students is evident
Curriculum Focus:
  • Year Level curriculums are a recognised strength of the school
  • Professional Development and Training is a priority
  • Year Level teaching teams provide opportunities to interact

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Latest Events
Mon Apr 21
Easter Monday Public Holiday
Tue Apr 22
Term 2 Commences
Fri Apr 25
Anzac Day Public Holiday
Mon Apr 28
P-3 Artslink
Wed Apr 30
Kids Matter Meeting
Mon May 05
Book Fair
Tue May 06
Book Fair
Wed May 07
Book Fair
Wed May 07
District Cross Country
Thu May 08
Book Fair