Canning Vale College - Independent Public School - Overview
Canning Vale College (CVC) was established in 2004. The college has grown along with the area and the team at CVC aim to create a future for every child in the Canning Vale community. At CVC we believe a strong partnership between parents, students and our staff will ensure we achieve our aim. Our goal of Creating Futures is achieved when each student has the knowledge, skills and values to successfully move onto University, TAFE or the workforce.
CVC currently has approximately 1700 students in years 7 to 12. The benefit of a large, new college is the variety of subject choices and resources including specialist teachers and 'state of the art' facilities offering every child the best chance of achieving at the highest level.
We continue to develop our relationship with our partner primary schools: Canning Vale, Canning Vale Education Support Centre, Caladenia, Campbell, Ranford and Excelsior, to enhance the transition process from Primary to Secondary education.
At CVC we believe the care of your child is a team responsibility. Our pastoral care team includes 'Home Group' teachers and Year Coordinators. There is also a dedicated student services team including an associate principal, managers, nurse, psychologist, chaplain, youth workers and a variety of external support agencies that can add to the support provided by classroom teachers and education support staff. Our Code of Conduct and Behaviour Management Policy supports the commitment to pastoral care at CVC.
The curriculum at CVC is consistent with that taught at every secondary school in the state and with the introduction of the National Curriculum, with every secondary school in the country. Our teaching staff pride themselves on delivering the curriculum in a way that promotes excellence and meets the needs of every child. With a policy of 'no surprises' parents are involved in the education process whether it's to solve a problem or celebrate success.
Personal pathway planning is is important for each student from year 7 to 12 to align career pathways with the reality of capability and results. Parents are a vital aspect of education and we encourage parents to be part of this planning process. All students in year 7-10 study Maths, Science, English, Society and Environment, Physical Education and Health with a choice of electives in the Arts, Languages, Technology and Enterprise learning areas. As a year 11-12 student your child will have further opportunities to choose a pathway focused on University, TAFE or the workforce. The college has developed a number of partnerships to support and enrich the education opportunities at CVC. They include Murdoch and Curtin Universities, numerous employers and support agencies, and training organisations such as Polytechnic West and Challenger TAFE.
Curriculum delivery is supported by our Teaching Learning Support (TLS) team who specifically support students who have learning difficulties or disabilities or are not achieving the national achievement benchmarks. The TLS team work with teachers in their classes or run separate classes for groups of students with similar needs.
CVC has a Specialist Music program that offers both contemporary and classical music opportunities to our students. Enrolment in this program is through a state-wide selection process. The college also has a visual art extension program and an academic extension program called 'A +' available to talented students.
College Tours are conducted each term and places can be reserved by clicking here.