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Welcome to Caningeraba State School

Caningeraba State School is a preparatory to year six primary school situated in beautiful Burleigh Waters on the Gold Coast.  Established in 1987, our school was named Caningeraba, meaning “oyster bed”, in keeping with local indigenous history. Caningeraba is a truly special place, a high performing school which boasts an outstanding reputation in the wider community.  It has become one of the Gold Coast’s best kept secrets, a big school with a little school feel, and a place where each and every child is valued and nurtured, no matter their individual circumstance.

Caningeraba is a school of choice and, through word of mouth, celebrates a rich culture and strong tradition based on strong community support, high expectations and a proven record of successfully catering for the needs of each and every child. Those “in the know” understand our absolute passion and commitment to going above and beyond for our children.  Many hundreds of families have shared the joy of this wonderful school, now with many past students’ children attending, and also many children, grandchildren, nieces and nephews of staff.  Caningeraba State School has a rich history in academic, sporting and cultural pursuits. Our parents love our school, our students love coming to our school and our staff love working at our school.

Our school vision, Caningeraba is a community committed to educating happy, healthy confident 21st century learners, drives our school improvement journey as we celebrate a strong culture of preparing well-rounded, well-adjusted, and well-mannered young people who have the resilience, independence and confidence to make their mark on the world.


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  • Bastille Day

    Bastille Day

    18 Jul 2016

    On Thursday 14th July our French Leaders organised a dress up to celebrate Bastille Day.

  • ANZAC Centenary Exhibition

    ANZAC Centenary Exhibition

    15 Jul 2016

    ‘Spirit of the ANZAC Centenary Experience’ was held at the Brisbane Convention Centre.

  • Yr 5 Camp Goodenough

    Yr 5 Camp Goodenough

    03 Jun 2016

    Yr 5 go to Camp Goodenough

  • Author Presentation

    Author Presentation

    11 May 2016

    On Monday, 38 students from Prep to Year 3 attended an Author Presentation with Risa Utama.