Our school operates an After School Care Program for use by families whose work hours are different to school hours. Children need to be registered before they attend and parents are responsible for maintaining accurate information with the program supervisors. Costs for this program are additional to normal school fees and we will keep costs as low as possible. After School Care finishes at 6.00pm sharp.
0478022320 (OSHC Program phone)
8564 9000 (Head Office)
We have a weekly Mass at Cana for the children, their families and school staff. This Mass is celebrated on Tuesday at 8:30am. Children and their families are welcome and invited to join us for this Mass. This Mass is another opportunity for our community to celebrate the Eucharist together.
Parents are most welcome.
Sacramental Family Sessions
As part of the students preparation for the Sacraments of Reconciliation, First Eucharist and Confirmation, students and their families participate in Sacramental Family Sessions. The Sacramental sessions are an opportunity for students and their families to develop their faith and Sacramental knowledge together.
Physical Education Program
The school implements a planned Prep to Grade Six Physical Education program. The Physical Education program promotes the development of motor skills, knowledge of different sports and the importance of fitness and leading a healthy lifestyle.
Grade Five and Six students also participate in the School Sports Victoria Interschool Sports Program.
Arts Program (Visual Art and Performing Art)
The Arts is an important part of the curriculum and at Cana we currently run a planned Visual Arts and Performing Arts program (1 semester each). The Visual Arts program teaches students a variety of techniques and elements used to create different artistic creations as well as providing students with an understanding of significant artists throughout history. Performing Arts aims to enrich student learning through sound and movement.
Mandarin (LOTE) Program
The LOTE program at Cana offers Chinese (Mandarin) from Prep to Grade six as part of the core curriculum. The LOTE (Mandarin) program works to introduce students to conversational Mandarin. As part of the learning experience we provide verbal and written (pinyin and characters) in Chinese lesson as well as exploring aspects of the Chinese culture, traditions, festivals and folktales. Mandarin aim to enhance the language skills of students.
STEM education is the learning of science, technology, engineering and mathematics in an integrated approach. During planned STEM sessions at Cana, students will gain and apply knowledge and deepen their understanding through inquiry and project-based learning.
Students will develop 21st century skills such as:
- Problem solving
- Critical thinking
- Team work
These skills developed by students through STEM provide them with the foundation to succeed at school and beyond in this ever changing world.
Better Buddies Program
The Alannah & Madeline Foundation’s Better Buddies Framework is an initiative designed to create friendly and caring primary school communities where bullying is reduced.
Through Better Buddies, children in prep and grade six buddy up and learn the values: caring for others, friendliness, respect, valuing difference, including others and responsibility. All children in the school learn these values through formal and informal activities, including their interactions with the mascot Buddy Bear.
ICT (Information and Communication Technology)
At Cana we provide students with a comprehensive ICT program which is integrated and utilised throughout the curriculum. The ICT program includes a 1:1 MacBook program in grades five and six. For more information regarding this program please contact the school.
Second Hand Uniform Shop
Cana has a Second Hand Uniform Shop. The second hand shop is located in the School Hall and is open Monday afternoons from 2:30pm. Items are sold for up to 50% off regular prices, depending on the condition of the garments. One dollar from every item sold at the uniform shop is put towards a donation to a Parish Charity.