At Cannon Hill State School, improvement is a constant process driven by our school vision which is developed by teams of parents and school staff.
At Cannon Hill State School we give children a voice. We value the child as a learner in his or her world. We encourage questioning and opportunities to experiment and explore. Students learn in an environment where they feel safe to express their ideas and thoughts. An enthusiasm for lifelong learning and love of learning are further fostered by supporting students to accept their mistakes. They engage in learning which is relevant to them.
Our students are supported in questioning their world and the things in it. We believe in inquiry-based learning and the ‘Reggio Emilia’ approach. This provokes the child’s natural curiosity. Through inquiry, there is collaboration between students and teachers. As children inquire, they are listening to each other’s ideas and exploring ideas together. In our innovative learning spaces, we engage students in real world problems. This requires the use of scientific method and results in meaningful outcomes.
We offer students a progressive and comprehensive curriculum of philosophy, health and physical education, music and visual arts, Italian and the kitchen garden. The range of curriculum activities allows students to develop the ability to think deeply and solve problems both independently and collaboratively. Our play-based learning structure supports higher order thinking skills. We teach children to think.
Open and clear communication is important within our school's teaching community as we build expert teaching teams and effective team leaders as well as reflective leaders. Individual staff strengths are employed effectively and a collaborative and positive team environment is valued and promoted. We are a caring and enthusiastic team. Our staff are nurtured to build an understanding of self and others and to respect team members' differences. Time is prioritised for teams to communicate. New staff members are introduced and inducted in our school's processes, protocols and values.
Our community talk to, listen to and share with each other, exploring ideas together. Staff and students ask for, give and accept feedback, knowing it is essential for learning. Cannon Hill State School is a collaborative community of enthusiastic learners who play, think, laugh and learn together. You can see and feel and hear the presence of parents and community members in the school. We ensure that parents in our school community know what we do, and what is happening in our school.