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Year 8 Black Death Workshop

In Week 10 Term 1, Year 8 Canning Vale College (CVC) Humanities Students had the opportunity to participate in a Black Death workshop that looks at the emotional responses people had to the Black Death in the 14th-century and how experiences of the plague varied for people of different social, religious and economic backgrounds. CVC students learned about how the plague was contracted and the symptoms of the plague. Thereafter, CVC students had the opportunity to apply special effects makeup to recreate the look of the Black Death!

ANZAC Commemorative Services 

In Week 10 of Term 1, Canning Vale College (CVC) staff and students gathered together to represent the youth of the ANZAC spirit. The Commemorative Services enables students to reflect and honour the service and sacrifice of all Australians who have served in war or peacekeeping operations, both past and present.

Speeches were made by the CVC student councillors who reflected on the significance and importance of this national occasion, along with a reading of the Ode of Remembrance and presentation of the wreath. CVC students performed the Last Post, while the flag was lowered, and all in attendance observed the one minute’s silence. CVC’s Junior Vocal Ensemble beautifully performed a harmonised rendition of the Australian National Anthem.

MPA Skills Try-A-Trade 2017 Expo 

During Week 10 of Term 1, selected Year 9 and 10 Canning Vale College (CVC) students attended the MPA Skills Try-A-Trade 2017 expo over three days at MPA Skills in the Jandakot Campus.

The MPA Skills Try-A-Trade expo was organised by the Construction Training Fund, which is an initiative that provides a practical, interactive trade experience for students. CVC students had the opportunity to talk to qualified tradespeople and learn about different career pathways and study information for the Construction Industry. All CVC students were encouraged to participate in all activities such plumbing, painting and decorating.

In completing the three days, MPA Skills Try-A-Trade 2017 expo each CVC student received a Participation Certificate of Completion award. Well done to all students who attended and participated!

Year 11, 2016 Subject Award Winners

In Week 9 Term 1, a special assembly was held for Year 11 and 12 Canning Vale College (CVC) students to receive their Year 11, 2016 Subject Awards. Congratulations to all CVC students on your tremendous effort and hard work.


Chante Mitton Awarded with ADF Long Tan Youth Leadership and Teamwork Award 

Congratulations to Chante Mitton a CVC student that has been awarded the Australian Defence Force 2016 Long Tan Youth Leadership and Teamwork Award. The Award started in 2006 to recognise students who demonstrate strong values, respect for others, leadership, teamwork and “mateship”, within the school and the broader local community.

Chante received the award at the Year 11 2016 subject award ceremony on Friday 31st March 2017; the ceremony was also joined by the parents of the award recipients. A great achievement, well done Chante!

Chante Mitton with Principal Peter Rudrum, Manager of Operations Wendy

Chante Mitton photographed with Principal: Peter Rudrum, Manager of Operations: Wendy Qasam and Chante Mitton: Parent/Guardian 

Official Launch of the Best Books for Earth and Environmental Science

Invited guests of Earth Science Western Australia (ESWA) descended upon Canning Vale College on Thursday 23rd of March to celebrate the official launch of Edition two of the Exploring Earth and Environmental Science textbook, written by Jo Watkins - Chief Executive Officer of Earth Science Western Australia.

The textbook was originally released in 2011 but has since undergone a major revision to align itself more closely to the WA Curriculum. The new textbook is split into two volumes, Year 11 and 12, to produce relevant, easy to read and visually appealing textbooks for students.

ESWA Board members, supporters and volunteers, Earth and Environmental Science (EES) teachers and students took this opportunity to celebrate an important milestone in EES education. Peter Rudrum, CVC Principal, enthusiastically welcomed all guests and spoke about the important assistance given to the College’s teachers and students to resource and promote earth sciences education across Years 7-12.

Mark Thompson, Vice Chair of ESWA, reminisced about the history of the textbook, thanked the many contributors to this edition and shared a little about the large number of successful programs ESWA runs across the state. Professor Lyn Beazley then took the stage to officially launch this edition outlining how import EES and STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths) education is for our future.

This launch was a wonderful opportunity to celebrate all that is being done to support and promote earth sciences education across WA. 

Official Launch of the Best Books for Earth and Environmental Science

90 Plus Club Morning Tea Celebration

On Thursday 23rd March, Canning Vale College hosted a morning tea in celebration of those students and their families who achieved outstanding academic performance in their Year 12 2016 WACE exams.

We are proud to have achieved an Attainment Rate of 99% in 2016, with 221 students obtaining a Certificate II or higher or an ATAR of 55 or higher. 7 of our students, who achieved an ATAR score of 90+, were congratulated at the Morning Tea Celebration.

The celebration was also for current Year 11 students who have achieved excellent results in Year 11 ATAR courses and have received a predicated Year 12 ATAR score of 90 or above.

90+ Club Morning Tea

Former CVC Student Rhian Robertson awarded Murdoch Scholarship

Congratulations to former 2016 Year 12 CVC student Rhian Robertson who has been awarded a ‘Ragdoll Scholarship’ from Murdoch University.  The scholarship is made possible by generous donors who wish to support students commencing any undergraduate course in the school of arts, business, education, health or psychology. Rhian is currently studying a double degree in Education and Sports Science. 

Rhian Robertson

Bullying. No Way! Day

Our school is dedicated to creating a safe and supportive learning environment for all students.With this in mind, Friday 17th March, Bullying. No Way! Day is an important day for our school community. It brings about a unified message to 'take a stand together' against bullying and violence.

Year 8 students covered this in health, Year 7 students had a short clip shown in the PAC during their assembly, pancakes/information were given out before school and tug-o-war activities took place in the Year 7 area during lunch.

We're proud to say 'Bullying. No Way!'. Principal, Peter Rudrum.

bullying no way day 2017

2018 Prospective Year 7 Information Nights

All families with children entering Year 7 in 2017 were invited to a Prospective Year 7 Information Evening on Monday 13th March and Tuesday 14th March. The sessions provided parents and prospective students with more information about secondary schooling, the enrolment process, our specialist programs (Music, A+ Academic and Visual Art Extension) and what CVC in particular, can offer your child. Parents were given the opportunity to talk to each of the specialist program coordinators and participate in tours of the school.

There will be further Year7 Information nights throughout the year. 

Surf Online Safe

On Wednesday 8th March and Thursday 9th March all students in Years 7-10 attended a presentation called Surf Online Safe. The presentation is designed to show students the risks associated with online behaviour and give them strategies to ensure that they use online profiles in an appropriate way.

Presenter Paul Litherland was a WA Police Officer for 20+ years. In the last 6 years of his career he worked in the field of Technology Crime, where he worked directly with children and adults who were the victims of online crime. During this time he realised the limited resources available on the subject of Internet Safety. In particular, organisations, or self-proclaimed "Cyber Safety Experts", lacked the appropriate knowledge and relevance to what is happening in the real online world and the true concerns parents and schools are having.

Since 2012 Paul has presented to schools, sharing his knowledge, experience and insight into the dangers of the online world. He is considered one of Perth's leading experts on this subject. Paul uses very interesting and real examples that shock and challenge the way in which students view social media and other online activities. This presentation was a real light bulb moment for our students.

Paul also conducted an after school parent presentation where he spoke to parents about how their children can use social media in a more appropriate and secure way. By all accounts it was very well received!

Paul Litherland - Surf Online Safe

Year 12 School Ball

On Friday the 3rd March the Year 12 school ball was held at Esplanade Fremantle. Both staff and students had a fantastic night and by all accounts everyone looked amazing and were very well behaved.

year 12 ball 2017

Circus at the Farm

On Sunday 19th February Canning Vale College hosted Circus at Farm, a children’s circus day for all primary/secondary aged children and their families, at Perth City Farm.

Along with four and a half hours of Perth and Melbourne’s best children’s entertainment all in one place, Circus at the Farm also hosted the publicly acclaimed Twilight Markets, street performers, food trucks, market stalls, and staged performances.  

Melbourne's award winning children's circus show "Arrr We There Yet!?" presented by Head First Acrobats, impressed the audience with their amazing acrobatic pirate antics. Inspired by Mardi Gras/Calypso festivals and a myriad of musical forms, Junkadelic Collective also put on a show they have been touring all over WA, Hong Kong and America since 2002. 

Last but certainly not least, the packed out audience was entertained with some of Perth’s finest 5 star, award winning youth circus shows including the incredible Sliderz from CircusWA, Canning Vale College Circus Troupe, and Cirquest.

circus at the farm 2017

Habiba's Passion for Helping Youth

2016 Year 12 Canning Vale College student Habiba Asim has a great passion for supporting young people. On Australia Day Habiba received the Safe City Constable Peter Ball Memorial Award, which recognises young people or groups who contribute to crime prevention and community safety and increase opportunities for young people.

Her experiences of leaving her birth country of Pakistan when she was just one, to living in New Zealand and then attending high school at CVC has given her a unique perspective on some of the issues facing young people.

Habiba is now studying Exercise and Sport Science at Notre Dame University and regularly mentors and speaks to young people as part of her work with the Australian Indigenous Mentoring Experience (AIME) and Youth Affairs Council of Western Australia. 

Habiba Asim Comment News 21 Feb 2017

Honours Club Morning Tea Celebration

Honours Club is a celebration of our high achievers in Years 7-10, awarded after each reporting cycle (based on A grades achieved). Students need to acquire a minimum of 6 A grades, with at least two of these being attained in their MESH subject areas (i.e. Maths, English, HASS & Science) for admittance into Honours Club.

On Thursday the 2nd March 2017 Yr7 and 8 students received their certificates in recognition of gaining successful entry into our Honours Club for the Semester 2/2016 reporting cycle. The award presentation and morning tea was attended by the 70 award recipients, with over 90 parents also attending.

Another Honours Club morning tea will be held on Thursday 6th April for Year 10 and 11 students, and their families.

honours club 2017

Year 7 History - Egyptian Tombs

Our Year 7 History students have been learning all about Ancient Egypt this term - creating coffins for pharaohs.

Mrs Trueman - HASS Teacher.

Year 7 History Hayley Trueman

Year 10 GReaT Nursing Work Experience Program 2017

The Coordinator of the GReaT Nursing Program, Department of Health, recently visited Canning Vale College to give interested Year 10 students information and advice on how to apply for their Nursing Work Experience Program.

Applications for “Get Real Experience and Try” (GREaT) Nursing Program 2017 are now open and can be accessed via the following link:

The Program is coordinated by Department of Health and is highly contested with last year’s applications being over 800.

For further information please contact our Workplace Learning Coordinator:

Natalie Robertson, Phone: (08) 94567009,
Applications close 10 March 2017 and is open to Year 10 Students only

yr 10 nursing seminar

Year 12 2016 Results

Congratulations to the 2016 graduating class! Canning Vale College is proud to have achieved an Attainment Rate of 99% in 2016, with 221 students obtaining a Certificate II or higher or an ATAR of 55 or higher. 32 students achieved an ATAR of 80 or above, with 18 students achieving above 85.

Well done to the following:  

95 plus ATAR
Laguraam Kanesarajah
Lydia Tan
Cliff Tan
Mei Ching Lee
Cony Zhou Huang
Aminah Bail  

85 plus ATAR
Brielle Deering
Zachary Illingworth
Fioland Kok
Kelly Law
Jade Leslie
Weiyi Li
Aishwariya Mohanty
Apanah Nair
Nicole Nice
Emily O’ Neill
Zachary Riordan
Ahmad Siddiqi  

Congratulations to Laguraam and Caitlyn who were awarded with CVC Dux:  

The following students were awarded a School Curriculum and Standards Authority Certificate of Excellence, Distinction or Merit. The awards recognise individual excellence at the end of senior secondary schooling. 

Certificate of Excellence (awarded to students who are in the top 0.5 per cent of candidates based on the examination mark or the top two candidates (whichever is greater) in an ATAR course):

Laguraam Kanesarajah – Mathematics Methods

Certificate of Distinction or Merit (awarded to each eligible student who, in their last three consecutive years of senior secondary WACE enrolment, achieves: Certificate of Merit 150–189 points and Certificate of Distinction 190–200 points. The points are accrued from 20 Year 11 and Year 12 units of which 10 are at Year 12):

Cliff Yong Jun Tan (Distinction)
Aminah Bail (Merit)
Zachary Illingworth (Merit)
Laguraam Kanesarajah (Merit)
Mei Ching Lee (Merit)

Jade Taykla Leslie (Merit)
Nicole Brigid Nice (Merit) 


Year 12 Valedictory Evening

On Wednesday 7th December we officially farewelled our Year 12’s at their Valedictory Ceremony, held at the Esplanade Hotel in Fremantle. Congratulations to the following students who were awarded with Academic Excellence Awards:

Arts Award for Excellence – Jeremy Hill
Ian Demonte Service to the Arts Award – Nikita Hope
CVC Chaplain’s Award – Jarom Kuru
Dinyar Kermani Award for Excellence in English – Cassidy Beanland
Sports Personality of the Year Award – Katelyn Catalano
Science & Innovation Award – Sheryar Ahmad
Engineers of Australia Award – Laguraan Kanesarajah
Rotary Award for Leadership – Vanessa Harwood
College Board Citizenship Award – Vanessa Allen
Australian Defence Force Award for Leadership and Teamwork – Katelyn Catalano
CVC Values & Respect Award – Cliff Tan
Caltex All Rounder Award – Nicholas Roberts
CVC Bushranger Cadets Award – Safiy Mohamed Zamri
CVC Community Values Award – Rhian Robertson

VET DUX – Caitlin Woodward
ATAR DUX - Laguraan Kanesarajah

We wish all our 2016 Year 12 students every success in the next stage of their lives. 

2016 valedictory evening




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Year 10 students visit the Career Expo


On May 16th 120 Year 10 students had the opportunity to attend the annual Perth Careers Expo held at the Perth Convention Centre.   The excursion was organized in conjunction with the Society and Environment learning area, and complemented  the Year 10 ‘Career’s Week’ program running in Society and Environment classes,  which aims to guide our students toward their chosen pathway in Senior School and beyond. This coincides with the Year 11 subject selection and counselling process that all Year 10 students will be involved in.  


The excursion was a great success as our students were exceptionally well behaved and polite and were able to use the Expo to gain valuable information into their future career path.  Thank you to Mr Sanderson, Mr Jones, Mrs Pratt and Mrs Qasem, who were very mobile and made sure the students were always in sight amongst the thousands of students in attendance.


We hope this Expo has helped some of our students to think about the opportunities available to them, and to encourage them to work hard to achieve their goals. Jackie D’Sylva – Careers Advisor