Canley Vale Public School

Improving Education Results

NSW Public Schools

Canley Vale Public School - Improving Education Results recipientsCanley Vale Public School caters for the needs of 950 students enrolled in Pre-School to Year 6 and their families. 96.2% of Canley Vale students originate from non-English speaking backgrounds. Chinese, Vietnamese and Khmer are the most highly represented cultures at the Canley Vale school and many newly arrived students and their families are of Arabic, African and Pacific Island background. Staff at Canley Vale have made a big impact and helped to meet the needs of this diverse community through a strategic initiative to overhaul the school’s literacy and numeracy programs. The programs have specifically targeted the learning needs of students from language backgrounds other than English. As a result, remarkably, across the 2014 – 15 period the percentage of Year 5 students achieving in the top 2 NAPLAN bands increased from 21% to 32.3%.