Our school has a range of play spaces and landscaped areas. Our central courtyard with covered sandpit and a variety of handball courts provide a welcoming area where children play and parents gather. There is a large oval which is used for a variety of games in addition to extensive shaded play areas.
The banks of the oval are also opened once a week for supervised "nature play".
Our playgrounds include specially-designed play areas, appropriate for the age of the students using them.
We have a shaded Junior Playground area for students from Prep to Year 2. This includes a fort, sandpit, mounds, and customisable obstacle courses, encouraging young children to explore the world through play with others.
For Years 3 to 6 students, we have a separate Adventure Playground, near the Kitchen Garden and Undercover Area.
Water and Sand Play
We have two main areas for sand and water play - a large, landscaped sandpit in the lower piazza (Top Area), and a smaller, undulating sandpit and water-course near the Prep and Music/Italian blocks.
Students are encouraged to keep a spare uniform in their bag if they intend to engage in water play. If water play is planned as a class activity, notes will usually be sent home in advance asking students to wear quick-drying water-play clothes (like board shorts and rash vests).
Established Landscaped Areas
Cannon Hill State School has been established over 100 years, so our shade trees and gardens are well-advanced.
We also maintain a number of specialised gardens, with interested students participating in the ongoing planning and care of our Orchard, Kitchen Garden, Bee Garden, Environment Club and other special horticultural projects.
Our Environment Club garden is home to the school's flock of happy chickens, who conveniently provide us with eggs for the school kitchen and breakfast club, as well as repurposing our food scraps.