special programs & activities

In addition to the core curriculum, the college also run a wide range of special programs & activities to enrich student learning.

sport program

Our school's PE and Sport programs as well as involvement in interschool sport activities with other schools.  There is a house system consisting of Orange House and Brown House. Students compete for their house during the year in the school swimming sports, cross country and athletics.
The primary schools complete in interschool swimming, cross country and athletics. There are also sports and game days at Mallacoota.
Secondary  students have opportunities to participate in interschool sports usually once a term in sports such as swimming, volleyball, cross country, soccer, badminton, table tennis, and athletics.
Students also participate in friendly matches with Mallacoota in soccer and netball.



camps & excursions

A variety of camps and excursions is offered. Go to the Camps & Excursions Page for details.



the arts

The Arts Program at Cann River P-12 College encompasses a wide range of artistic practices including an annual School Production, Music and Visual Arts. See the Arts page for more information.


agriculture & horticulture

The school runs an extensive ‘Ag-Hort’ program from year 3 to year 10. The younger grades help in the garden and in the kitchen. Their favourite time is looking after the young chickens, ducks and lambs.

In the secondary grades the students also learn to tag farm animals, administer immunisations and shear the sheep as well as study aspects of Ag. Hort.


nasa project

Two students worked with NASA and students of other schools using Polycom in a challenge to develop a neutral buoyant object:  the students then used smartboard technology to present their project to the whole school.


billy cart derby

Junior students travel to Swift’s Creek  to participate in the Billy Cart Derby.  Billy carts are designed, decorated and then compete in a number of challenges.



combined schools activities

At Cann River and Noorinbee schools we often work together in whole school activities; it might be the Mini Olympics with teams made up of Preps to VCE or a dress up day as a favourite book character for Book week.


Other Activities

  • After School Activities is run twice a week for primary students

  • Youth Group is run for secondary students  involving, fundraising, excursions, round town challenges

  • Weekly VCE study nights.

  • Buddies Program with the Prep-2 class

  • Crazy Hair Day and Footy Colours are run by the SRC

  • The School runs a community soccer competition twice a year

  • Parents and students participate in  Auskick matches and Quiz nights

  • Cann Café, run in primary technology fundraises by cooking lunches for the school

  • Annual magazine  ‘Croalong’ is produced which celebrates all aspects of school life

  • Photo stories of school events are run in assemblies

  • Each year secondary students participate in surfing days