Cannington School was established in 1856 and derives its name from Cannington Station which occupied the land south of the Pareora River and west of the White Rock River.
It is a well-established rural school 30 minutes from Timaru. Most of our pupils travel to school by bus and come from as far away as Cave in the north and Maungati in the south.
Cannington School is a full primary school (Year 0 - 8). We currently have 24 children enrolled at Cannington School with 12 in the Senior room (Year 4-8) and 12 in the Junior room (Year 0-3).
Cannington School is well resourced with a separate library, adventure playground and a swimming pool which is used by all of the community. The school is wheelchair accessible.
The students at Cannington School are involved in many experiences outside the classroom and parent support is always tremendous. Activities cover sports tournaments, camp for Year 4-8 each year, skiing, ice skating, pet day and trips involving relevant curriculum areas.
We are part of the Rural Schools cluster and we are extremely lucky to have Ange Black as our Sports Coordinator. Ange comes to Cannington School every Friday and our students learn lots of different skills and games from her.
We provide the learning environment where our children can develop:
The school community wants the school to nurture our children so that they: