principal's welcome

We are located four hundred and fifty kilometres east of Melbourne, in the forests of East Gippsland.

Welcome, to Cann River P-12 College. We are located four hundred and fifty kilometres east of Melbourne, in the forests of East Gippsland, Cann River is a bustling Café Town on the Princess Highway. Cann River the gateway to Point Hicks, where Captain Cook first sighted mainland Australia.

Our schools deliver a highly focused curriculum from P-12. We are able to deliver a wide range of VCE subjects due to our flexible approach in planning for each group of students.  Our aim is to develop productive citizens with positive pathways to the world of work and society and this we do more effectively each year.  For most students this will mean transition to life beyond the local area.

Visitors note the sunny welcoming nature of the school.  The school has very high staff morale and support from the community: in 2017 a Priority Review found we were substantially achieved most of a goals with the reviewer describing the school in his presentations as ‘fantastic school’.

 This is in part because we are aware of the challenges for rural and remote students and we see our role is essential in the lives of young people.  We have a very strong professional learning culture and we do this by targeting our needs, and working consistently towards them.  We have a whole-school approach to the social and academic learning of each student – with every teacher knowing every student and progress carefully supported.  We are highly responsive to different needs, abilities and interests of individual students.

We acknowledge the Monaro people as the traditional owners of the land.

School Policies

All school policies related to the Child Safe Standards, and Care, Safety and Welfare of Students are available from our school upon request’.

school photo galleries

Click here to see web galleries featuring Cann River P12 College



recent news & coming events

To find out what's been happening at our school now go to our News & Media Links page and click on the link to our latest Jinga newsletter. Past issues are archived.

Our fortnightly newsletter includes a calendar of upcoming activities in our school and local community, the latest school news and community notices.


contact details

Cann River P-12 College

20-24 Tamboon Rd
Cann River VIC 3890

Phone: 03 5158 6245
Fax: 03 5158 6361

ABN: 84 652 737 228 

enrolments & enquiries

To enrol a student at Cann River P-12 College
please call 03 5158 6245 or email

For Enquiries contact the General Office
Business hours: 8.30 to 4.30 Monday to Friday

Business Manager: Ms Megan Whitford

Administration: Ms Jade Nolan

school hours and bell times

School Begins 9.00
Session 1 Ends 10.00am
Session 2 ends and recess begins 11.10am
Session 3 ends 12noon
Session 4 ends and lunch begins 12.50pm
Session 6 begins 2.30pm
School ends 3.20pm


Term Dates

For Victorian School term dates click here.