Kaniva College is a P–12 school in the rural and remote community of Kaniva, in the Wimmera area of Victoria. Approximately 58 per cent of the school community travel to school via six buses from the surrounding farming district. In order to meet the diverse needs of the student body, Kaniva College utilises VCE/VET and VCAL studies, work experience, Managed Individual Pathways, School Based Apprenticeships, Reading Recovery, Jolly Phonics and Jolly Grammar, Kaniva Chicks — Chickpea Enterprise Program, and the rejuvenated College Farm. The State Government Advance Program is implemented as part of the “Discovery9” integrated program at Year 9, whilst students in Years 9 and 10 continue to have a wide selection of elective subjects to suit their interests and needs. The college regularly utilises the services of Distance Education and VirtualSchools due to the remote location to meet VCE subject needs, and supports students electing this option with timetabled teacher assistance. In order to manage change in relation to information and communications technology and education, the college has installed electronic white boards throughout the school which are heavily utilised by teaching staff, and students have easy access to computers and internet. The college has a high priority on Literacy and Numeracy development, and their journey is about “continuous improvement” within the whole school community. The college strives to model the following values; co-operation (working together), resilience (bouncing back), respect (caring for ourselves, others and our environment), endeavour (always trying our best) and consideration (being thoughtful of others’ needs).
Facilities: The college has a sporting complex which includes a gym and squash courts, a hockey oval, a football oval, a cricket oval, and adjacent tennis courts. There are interactive whiteboards in all classrooms, high-tech cinema and games room, a college farm (livestock and cropping), playground facilities and a large sand pit for junior students.
Curriculum: VELS, Discovery9- Integrated Year 9 program, VCE/VET/VCAL and, School Based Apprenticeships, Member of the Wimmera Virtual School-Learning Video, Conferencing and Blended Approaches with other Wimmera Schools.
Sport: The school has a varied sport program. The local community has a high emphasis on AFL, netball and hockey.