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Canley Vale Tutorial Centre

About Canley Vale Tutorial Centre

Canley Vale Tutorial Centre is a faculty of Fairvale High School that is located off site at 94 Canley Vale Road, Canley Vale. Canley Vale caters for students experiencing emotional and/or behavioural difficulties that impact on their ability to learn in a mainstream school environment.

The Centre supports up to twenty eight students from Years 9 to 12. Students use their time at the Centre to address their educational needs in an attempt to re-engage with their education, the community and peers, in a positive and productive way. We empower students to feel worthy and valuable, as we support their personalised growth and success.

Students are offered a placement at Canley Vale Tutorial Centre through a placement panel process. When students are experiencing difficulty at their mainstream school with accessing the curriculum due to their high level of behaviour support needs and difficulty with emotional regulation they may be referred through the Access Request process.


Canley Vale Tutorial Centre is a proactive setting that engages a whole school system for managing behaviour, developing social skills and resilience.

Students with behavioural difficulties are encouraged to achieve key behavioural competencies and to make good choices through a positive, welcoming and educational environment. Students experiencing emotional difficulties have an opportunity to develop their knowledge and resilience skills through programs designed to support the holistic needs of the student. This includes social and living skills, together with the development of academic outcomes across all key learning areas with a particular emphasis on literacy and numeracy.

Canley Vale Tutorial delivers a range of subjects to students aiming at achieving their record of school achievement (ROSA), including Life Skills alterations and modifications. Each student is individually catered for through a Personalised Learning and Support Plan which can include a variety of opportunities to work towards achieving personal goals, areas of interests and academic strengths. Plans can also include pathways to work, TAFE, alternative programs and work experiences.

Attendance and absences

Students must attend school regularly so they can achieve their educational best and increase their career and life options. In NSW, all children from the age of 6 are legally required to attend school or be registered for home schooling through the NSW Education Standards Authority (NESA). All students must complete Year 10, or its equivalent.

Young people below the age of 17 who have completed Year 10 must be:

  • in school, or registered for home schooling
  • in approved education or training, such as a traineeship, apprenticeship or TAFE
  • in full-time paid employment (average 25 hours a week)
  • in a combination of work, education and/or training (average of 25 hours a week combined).

Students 17 years and over who are enrolled in school must attend school regularly to meet HSC course requirements.

As a parent or carer, you are responsible for ensuring your child attends school every day when they are of compulsory school age. You must explain all absences to the school within 7 days.

For more information about compulsory school attendance, visit: · School Attendance Policy · Student wellbeing – compulsory school attendance.


All canteens in NSW public schools must meet certain requirements. These include providing more healthy food and drink options – to make the healthy choice an easy choice for students. Visit Healthy school canteens to learn more.

Canley Vale Tutorial does not have a school canteen. We do offer a daily breakfast and lunch program for all students who need it. These services are provided free of charge to students. Breakfast and lunch is prepared by one of our School Learning Support Officers.

Breakfast Program

Breakfast is available for all students in the quad from 8:30 am – 9 am. Students are offered a variety of cereals, toasties, breakfast drinks, yoghurts and fruit. We have Pancake Tuesdays and some other specials throughout the week.

Lunch Program

Students requiring lunch are welcome to order from our lunch program. There is a daily option advertised in the morning and students are able to order during their morning class.


When students wear a school uniform, they feel included in our school community. In 2016 students along with staff collaborated to introduce a school uniform at Canley Vale Tutorial Centre. The polo shirt that was designed was done so to be inclusive in style, easy to wear and clean and be able to be worn for a range of school activities.

At Canley Vale Tutorial Centre, all students are expected to wear the black and yellow CVTC polo for our juniors and black and grey polo for our seniors. There is also a black hoodie to be worn in the colder weather. Students may wear black pants, shorts or a skirt of choice. Shoes must be closed in and safe.

All students will be provided with 2 x school polo shirts and 1 x school hoodie upon enrolment. Additional items can be purchased if need be.


Rosanna Flammia is the Head Teacher at Canley Vale Tutorial Centre.

We have 4 dedicated teaching staff that work collaboratively to develop programs, lessons and activities that maximise the social and educational success of our students. We also have 4 Student Learning Support Officers that work alongside our teachers supporting the delivery of the curriculum. This includes lesson preparation, class organisation and one-on-one support to students to assist their level of engagement in teaching and learning activities.


Canley Vale Tutorial delivers a range of subjects to students aiming at achieving their record of school achievement (ROSA), including Life Skills alterations and modifications, these include:

  • English
  • Mathematics
  • Science
  • Human Society and Its Environment (History and Geography)
  • Personal Development/ Health/ Physical Education 
  • Visual arts
  • Home Economics
  • Industrial Arts.