Canungra State School is located in the South Coast Region and draws its students from the Tamborine Valley, Coomera/Pine Creek Valley, Canungra Valley/Township and the Canungra Army Base. The School community is composed of some farming, local businesses and Defence Force personnel. There is a close working relationship with families, the business communities and the personnel at the Army base.
A full time prep school is in the school grounds. The prep school comes under the direct control of the Principal.
The school staff comprises of a Principal, a Deputy Principal, the full-time services of a teacher librarian, part-time classroom music teacher, instrumental music teacher, physical education teacher, Language other than English (LOTE) teacher, support teacher - Literacy and numeracy, curriculum co-ordinator, teacher advisor educational adjustment and a guidance officer. Curriculum is planned, delivered, and assessed in line with the National Curriculum in English, maths, science and The essential learnings in Studies of society and environment (SOSE), technology, LOTE, The arts and health and physical education. Students’ progress and effort is reported on to parents twice/year at the end of each Semester. The Language other than English (LOTE) taught at our school is Japanese. Computers are used throughout the school both in classrooms and in our two computer laboratories. Swimming lessons are conducted each year at the local pool at Moriarty Park.
The school uses a variety of teaching approaches including composite classes, team teaching and single classrooms. Our current enrolment is approximately 370 students from prep to year 6.