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Fast Facts Welcome About our Schools 10 Reasons t o love going to school in Kalgoorlie-Boulder

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Primary Schools Secondary Schools

Scholarships

Useful Contacts

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SCHOOLS

12 PUBLIC, 4 PRIVATE

5 SECONDARY SCHOOLS 11 PRIMARY SCHOOLS

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AVERAGE HIGH SCHOOL COMPLETION RATE

AWARD WINNING

SECONDARY SCHOOLS DELIVERING ATAR COURSE IN

EDUCATORS - 2018 PRIMARY PRINCIPAL OF THE YEAR

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WA EXCELLENCE IN ABORIGINAL EDUCATION

YEAR 12 EXCELLENT SCHOOL ACHIEVEMENT CERTIFICATES OF DISTINCTION 2018

2019 FINALIST

9 EASTERN GOLDFIELDS COLLEGE 8 JOHN PAUL COLLEGE

WA PRIMARY SCHOOL OF THE YEAR

LIFESTYLE 30,059

POPULATION

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SPORTING ORGANISATIONS

FAMILIES

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ARTS AND CULTURE ORGANISATIONS

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Welcome Going to School in Kalgoorlie-Boulder With a relaxed lifestyle, welcoming community and high quality education offerings, there is lots to love about completing Primary and Secondary education in Kalgoorlie-Boulder. This Guide is here to help you navigate the education system in Kalgoorlie-Boulder, showcasing our exceptional schools, dedicated teachers, connections to industry and unique learning experiences. Whether you are getting ready for Kindergarten, or about to make the transition from primary to secondary school, this resource is here to support your family’s education journey every step of the way.

Acknowledgement of Country The City of Kalgoorlie-Boulder acknowledges the Traditional Custodians of this land and pays its respects to its elders past, present and emerging.

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About our Schools Inclusion programs and support for students with disability

Kalgoorlie-Boulder provides an inclusive, supportive environment for all children to grow, learn and develop. The City also has two schools to support students with additional needs: • O’Connor Education Support Centre • Eastern Goldfields Education Support Centre GIFSA (Goldfields Individual and Family Support Association) also supports people with disabilities and their families throughout the Goldfields-Esperance region.

Creativity & Culture

Kalgoorlie-Boulder has a thriving arts and culture scene, reflected through our schools. There are many opportunities for local students to showcase their talents through performances at community events, school concerts, the Kalgoorlie-Boulder Art Prize, and more.

Sport & Recreation

With 51 community parks, 11 grassed playing fields, 60 different local sports and 140 sporting organisations, there are plenty of ways to get active in Kalgoorlie-Boulder. Local schools regularly support their students to participate in local, State and National sporting carnivals, including interschool competitions.

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reasons to love

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Five minutes to school

With most schools less than five minutes from home, there is plenty of time and opportunity for pupils to participate in out-ofschool sports, arts and recreation activities.

For working parents with flexible hours, school drop-offs and pick-ups are easily possible.

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Easy transition from Primary to High School

With established links between all local schools, students experience an easy transition from primary to secondary school in Kalgoorlie-Boulder. An exciting time for many young people, local teachers provide both pupils and parents with the support and information they need to settle into secondary school.

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Interschool opportunities

Interschool sporting carnivals, art competitions and collaborative learning programs are all too common in Kalgoorlie-Boulder. Through these programs, local students relish the opportunity to challenge, connect and learn from their peers in experiences truly unique to the Goldfields region.

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Friends for life

With a welcoming community and friendly students, going to school in KalgoorlieBoulder is the perfect setting to make friends for life.

Whether you are about to commence Kindy, or undertake your final years of secondary school, a friendly face is guaranteed to help you settle in.


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Lifelong learning

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From Kindergarten all the way through to higher education and training, Kalgoorlie-Boulder is rich with opportunity for lifelong learning. This is demonstrated through the KalgoorlieBoulder Education Charter, endorsed by all local primary and secondary schools, Central Regional TAFE, Curtin University, the West Australian School of Mines (WASM) and the City of Kalgoorlie-Boulder (the City).

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Links with industry

Located in the epicentre of the West Australian Mining Industry with a thriving arts and culture scene, there are vast opportunities for Kalgoorlie-Boulder students to be immersed in local industry.

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Hands-on learning experiences

There are plenty of opportunities to get out of the classroom and into the real world in Kalgoorlie-Boulder.

Whether it be a day trip into the Great Western Woodlands, or a step back in time through a tour at the Goldfields Museum, immersive, practical learning experiences are abundant in our regional City.

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World class schools

There is no denying the quality and highcalibre of schools in Kalgoorlie-Boulder.

The Mining Industry regularly opens their doors to local schools, allowing students to experience first-hand the magic of chemistry, geology and exploration.

This has been recognised at the highest level, with local schools regularly achieving accolades in the Department of Education’s annual Awards. These awards recognise schools who establish innovative approaches, community partnerships and an inspirational culture.

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Passionate Teachers

With a passion for education and creating engaging learning experiences, KalgoorlieBoulder’s schools are overseen by dedicated, award-winning educators. This includes the 2018 WA Primary Principal of the Year.

Fantastic facilities

Art Galleries, interactive libraries, computer hubs and premier sporting grounds are just some of the extensive facilities available to support student learning at schools across Kalgoorlie-Boulder.

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Supporting Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander Students to Shine Kalgoorlie Girls Academy

Kalgoorlie Girls Academy (KGA) aims to improve the life skills and self-esteem of both Indigenous and nonIndigenous girls who are selected for the program. Working with students at Eastern Goldfields College and Kalgoorlie-Boulder Community High School, the program overseen by Role Models WA.

Clontarf Boys Academy

The Goldfields Clontarf Academy was established in 2002 and is run from Kalgoorlie-Boulder Community High School and Eastern Goldfields College, catering for students in Years 8 to 12. Academy members participate in activities throughout their schooling that build life skills, self-esteem and discipline, as well as improving education, leadership qualities and employment prospects. The Academy celebrates the work environment by exposing the boys to local employers through site visits and employment forums.

East Kalgoorlie-Primary School

East Kalgoorlie Primary has been recognised for their outstanding contribution to Aboriginal Education in Kalgoorlie-Boulder at a local, State and national level. The school is committed to helping Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students excel, delivering a holistic education program that incorporates and celebrates Aboriginal culture.

Celebrating & Supporting Cultural Diversity

Kalgoorlie-Boulder is a multicultural community, and we are proud to be home to families from over 48 different nationalities. Our schools are well prepared to cater to students from diverse backgrounds. Our cultural diversity is routinely celebrated through events such as Harmony Day, NAIDOC Week, and the Multicultural Festival.

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Boulder PRIMARY SCHOOL

200 Lane Street, Boulder 6432 (08) 9092 4100 boulder.ps@education.wa.edu.au www.boulderps.wa.edu.au Built in 1897 from local stone, Boulder Primary School is steeped in history. Generations of Boulder families have been educated here and have a strong sense of loyalty to the School. While our history is highly prised, we strive to offer students quality programs by quality staff. To heighten each child’s opportunity to learn and thrive, we do our utmost to create a safe, welcoming and dynamic learning environment. At our School, all cultures, abilities, interests and talents are valued. Parents and community members are welcome and encouraged to work with us to provide all students the best possible education. As our School Board describes, Boulder Primary aims ‘to be the village that raises the child’. To build on the talents of our students, in 2019 an extensive Arts program was introduced. All students participate in music and drama lessons. Senior students in Years 4 - 6 can also participate in Choir, Instrumental Ensemble, Drumbeat, Aboriginal Dance, and Jump Jam.

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things to love

about Boulder Primary

1. Our school achieved Independent Public School status in 2019 - a reflection of the quality programs by our quality staff. 2. We run a specialist Arts program in partnerships with the Goldfields Arts Centre, the West Australian Ballet and Stage Left Theatre Troupe. 3. Our school is steeped in history come and see for yourself!


East Kalgoorlie PRIMARY SCHOOL

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4 Mafeking Street Kalgoorlie, 6430 PO Box 10501, Kalgoorlie 6433 (08) 9068 2400 eastkalgoorlie.PS@education.wa.edu.au www.eastkalgoorlieps.wa.edu.au

things to love

about East Kalgoorlie

1. 2018, 2017 & 2016 Finalist WA Excellence in Aboriginal Education 2. Strong established partnership with Edith Cowan University’s Teach Learn Grow rural program, providing intensive one-on-one tutoring for students annually. 3. Exemplary Performance - 2014 Expert Review Group Inquiry into Student Attendance in WA Public Schools.

East Kalgoorlie Primary School (EKPS) is located on the periphery of the City of Kalgoorlie-Boulder. Originally servicing the Williamstown and Ninga Mia community to the east, the school has evolved over time. At present, EKPS remains a local intake school that educates students from the entire City with an average enrolment of 150 students, 99 percent of whom are Aboriginal. EKPS is committed to ensuring that students have access to every learning opportunity, providing a ‘level playing field’ for all students. Our school culture of ‘high performance – high care’ ensures that disadvantage does not define one’s destiny, nor is it an excuse for poor academic results. As a school we strive to engage, challenge and celebrate each and every student. Our daily interactions with all children are positive, stimulating, challenging, mutually respectful and enjoyable.

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Goldfields BAPTIST COLLEGE

4 Maguire St O’Connor, Kalgoorlie WA 6430 PO Box 10267, Kalgoorlie WA 6433 (08) 9022 7535 principal@gbc.wa.edu.au www.gbc.wa.edu.au Goldfields Baptist College (GBC) is the only Kindy to Year 12 registered educational facility in KalgoorlieBoulder, creating a consistent pathway on a student’s learning journey. Your child will be part of a small cohort, with single streaming in primary classes. We understand that each child is on an individual learning journey, our G.E.T (Grow – Enrich – Thrive) program supports and provides an individualised approach to student learning in our dedicated teaching space “the Hub”, where all can feel safe. Leadership skills are encouraged and fostered, with Year 6 students actively involved in ensuring the inclusion of all Primary students through the facilitation of games and activities during recess and lunchtime as well as an educational tour to Canberra. We have a variety of special interest groups such as choir, student prayer groups and sewing club.

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things to love about Goldfields Baptist College

1. GBC is a multicultural, multi denominational, co-educational school that offers a holistic Christian education. We have an open enrolment policy and welcome families that accept and support our vision and ethos. 2. Kindy and Pre-primary have a dedicated learning area, including a playground with a nature -play based ethos and vegetable garden where they engage in learning in a hands-on environment. 3. Having a campus that caters to both Primary and Secondary students means that our students seamlessly transition from Primary to Secondary, and can thrive within a caring community.


Hannans PRIMARY SCHOOL

Nankiville Road, Hannans 6430 (08) 9068 5300 Hannans.PS@education.wa.edu.au hannansps.wa.edu.au

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things to love

about Hannans Primary

1. Strong focus on developing positive health and well-being through positive education. Character Strengths are embedded into daily activities, enriching education, increasing engagement and fostering positive relationships.

Hannans Primary School was established in 1992 to cater for the demand of an expanding KalgoorlieBoulder community. Over the past 26 years, the school has built a strong, proud school community who are actively involved in the education of all students. Hannans Primary has a diverse student population from 21 different nationalities, including 6.5 percent of students who are Aboriginal. We have a strong emphasis on creating a culture of shared responsibility, caring for children and families, and promoting positive mental health and wellbeing. This is achieved through our strong commitment to improving academic and social outcomes for all students.

2. Challenging and engaging learning environment that fosters real world projects and the development of higher level thinking and problem solving. 3. State of the art Nature Adventure Playground and outdoor classroom spaces, designed by students.

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Kalgoorlie PRIMARY SCHOOL

24 Dugan Street, Kalgoorlie WA 6430 (08) 9068 2100 kalgoorlie.ps@education.wa.edu.au www.kalgoorlieps.wa.edu.au Built in 1896, Kalgoorlie Primary School has a proud and rich history of providing quality educational opportunities, including leading the way with digital technologies and citizenship. Located in the heart of Kalgoorlie, students at Kalgoorlie Primary School come from varied backgrounds; 25 languages are currently represented and enrolments mostly reflect current trends in the local mining industry. All aspects of our teaching and learning programs acknowledge our school vision: all students achieving their dreams through excellence and knowledge. A diverse range of learning experiences are provided within engaging, well-resourced and supportive learning environments. The staff aim to engage all children in relevant, appropriate learning experiences; driven by the development of literacy and numeracy skills and always encouraging students to become contributing members of the school and wider global community.

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things to love

about Kalgoorlie Primary

1. Students across the school are provided with opportunities to access specialist curriculum areas including The Arts, Health and Physical Education, Science and Digital Technologies. 2. Digital Technologies are integrated into all programs ensuring that 21st century learning needs are being addressed as students access a modern tech lounge, Maker Spaces, interactive whiteboards, Apple TVs and iPads. 3. Kalgoorlie Primary is proud to be an Independent Public School.

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North Kalgoorlie PRIMARY SCHOOL

80-84 Campbell Street, Lamington 6430 (08) 9092 5850 NorthKalgoorlie.PS@education.wa.edu.au www.northkalgoorlieps.wa.edu.au

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things to love

about North Kalgoorlie

1. As an Independent Public School, our community and board have decided to focus on ‘STEM’ (Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths) as an area of distinction. 2. We have a dynamic, dedicated teaching and support team, determined to play a role in the development of your child.

North Kalgoorlie Primary School has a proud record spanning over 100 years providing high standard primary education, setting children along the path to be good citizens of Kalgoorlie-Boulder. It is a school community steeped in tradition since its inception in 1902. The current staff, School Board and the Parents & Citizens Association (P&C) is committed to continuing this tradition, whilst also ensuring the educational setting provides for 21st Century learners. Students largely live up to the school’s expectations of: be responsible, be respectful, be caring, and be your best. This plays a significant part in the school’s calm and focused classrooms. ‘North Kal’ looks forward to the opportunity for new families to join our school community.

3. The study of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander histories and cultures is a cross curriculum priority. This provides students with the tools and language to better engage with and understand their world.

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O’Connor

EDUCATION SUPPORT CENTRE 235 Johnston Street, Boulder WA 6432 PO Box 5540, Kalgoorlie WA 6430 (08) 9068 5250 O’Connor.ESC@education.wa.edu.au www.oconnoresc.wa.edu.au O’Connor Education Support Centre provides education opportunities for children in Kindergarten to Year 6. We create a caring and supportive environment that develops the academic, physical and social support for children with disabilities in Kalgoorlie-Boulder, Kambalda and Coolgardie. Our special needs trained teachers and education assistants create individual programs designed to suit the student, with input from parents and the child’s therapists. Each classroom has a teacher and several education assistants, ensuring students receive the attention and support they need. We have many links with the wider community and the disability sector in Kalgoorlie and our School Council also has community and disability sector representatives.

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things to love

about O’Connor Education Support Centre

1. Our motto is ‘Empower Today for Tomorrow’. This drives everything we do, helping students develop the skills they need to function independently in the community. 2. We believe all students can learn and it is our challenge to unlock each child’s ability to reach their potential. Through teaching using Planning in ABLE WA, our students have a very positive future to achieve employment and independence in the community once they leave school. 3. Inclusion is an integral part of our school. Our Centre shares a site with O’Connor Primary School, allowing us to integrate into the mainstream for a number of lessons. This promotes positive interactions for our students, teaches students without disabilities about acceptance and friendship, and aligns with our FAIR values.


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about O’Connor Primary

1. O’Connor Primary School supports an inclusive learning environment which fosters our school motto of “Friendship & Achievement”. We nurture students academically, emotionally and socially by respecting individual cultural differences and supporting all to reach their potential. 2. O’Connor Primary School believes every child is capable of being a successful learner through encouragement and the setting of high expectations.

O’Connor PRIMARY SCHOOL

235 Johnston Street, Somerville, 6430 (08) 9068 5200 oconnor.ps@education.wa.edu.au www.oconnorps.wa.edu.au O’Connor Primary prides itself in the development of the whole child. Values and social skills are an important part of the school curriculum, and we are focused on providing an inclusive education for all students. We encourage parents to be involved and provide input to the school as your child progresses through their primary education.

3. Our school places an emphasis on the attraction and retention of staff. O’Connor Primary routinely attracts high achieving graduates through strong links with West Australian universities.

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South Kalgoorlie PRIMARY SCHOOL

42 Lionel St, South Kalgoorlie, WA 6430 (08) 9092 5800 southkalgoorlie.ps@education.wa.edu www.southkalgoorlieps.wa.edu.au South Kalgoorlie Primary School was opened in 1904 and is an integral part of the Kalgoorlie-Boulder community. Give friendliness, gain happiness is our school motto and we focus on the education and wellbeing of every child. Through an inclusive and engaging curriculum, each staff member tailors learning to meet the needs of every child. Our aim is to ensure every child achieves his or her potential, becoming a lifelong learner. Our school is special because of our people, our culture of respect, and our understanding of diversity. We focus on active learning, trust and communication, and are committed to personal excellence. South Kalgoorlie Primary School’s vision is ‘Creative Minds Shaping the Future’.

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things to love

about South Kalgoorlie

1. Curriculum focus on The Arts and Technology. 2. Extensive play areas and physical education opportunities. 3. Focus on the health and wellbeing of every child.


St Joseph’s PRIMARY SCHOOL

240 Burt St, Boulder WA, 6432 (08) 9093 2351 admin@stjosephsboulder.wa.edu.au www.stjosephsboulder.wa.edu.au

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things to love about St Joseph’s

1. St Joseph’s School was established 120 years ago by the Sisters of St Joseph. 2. All classes have at least one education assistant, or extra teacher, to assist during literacy time. 3. Our students have weekly sport, health, science, dance and library lessons with specialist teachers.

St Joseph’s is a single stream Catholic primary school that aims to educate the whole child. We have a strong focus on academic learning, balanced with providing students a rich and diverse school experience. We use high-quality, research-based literacy and numeracy approaches and cater to the individual needs of our students, both through quality classroom teaching and extra support from a specialist teacher. Students enjoy weekly Sport, Health, Science, Dance and Library lessons. At St Joseph’s, there are plenty of opportunities to be involved with a range of sporting and performance arts events throughout the year. Our Pre-K to Year 2 classrooms use a play-based pedagogy, which combines explicit teaching with opportunities to investigate and explore. Our Year 5 & 6 students work towards earning their Senior Badge by demonstrating the values, skills and attributes we expect of our senior students. Our aim is to develop students with kind and caring dispositions, strong morals, and a growth mindset.

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St Mary’s PRIMARY SCHOOL

12 Dugan Street, Kalgoorlie WA 6430 (08) 9092 0900 admin@stmkalg.wa.edu.au www.stmkalg.wa.edu.au St Mary’s Primary School is a double-stream, coeducational Catholic Primary School catering for children from Kindergarten -Year 6, with approximately 460 students. St Mary’s is a dynamic, vibrant and innovative school with an emphasis on developing a strong sense of Christian community. The teaching programs strengthen and enhance learning opportunities across all curriculum areas. Current resources and excellent facilities are a feature of the school environment. The committed teachers and support staff work closely in partnership with parents to provide the best opportunities for the students in their care. St Mary’s aims to nurture the education of the whole person physically, spiritually, emotionally and socially. The school offers a range of co-curricular and extracurricular activities, with a strong emphasis on literacy and numeracy development. St Mary’s endeavours to create a learning environment that will enable students to meet the challenges of the future.

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things to love about St Mary’s

1. Our school has been operating in Kalgoorlie on the same site since 1900. 2. We have strong supportive families who have a close relationship with the school. 3. St Mary’s offers a diverse curriculum which aims to develop the whole child.


Secondary Schools


Eastern Goldfields College 70 Cassidy Street, Kalgoorlie WA 6430 Locked Bag 33, Kalgoorlie WA 6433 (08) 9092 3100 easterngoldfields.college@education.wa.edu.au www.egc.wa.edu.au Eastern Goldfields College (EGC) is an Independent Public School which caters for Years 11 and 12, with around 500 students and 45 teaching staff (plus ancillary staff). Our College is co-located with Central Regional TAFE – Goldfields Campus and Curtin University Kalgoorlie. EGC students are able to access university, TAFE, apprenticeship, traineeship and employment pathways as they complete their senior schooling years. We aim to move students successfully into further education, training and/or employment. Our students are recognised as responsible, respectful ambassadors for the City of Kalgoorlie-Boulder and beyond. Our College encourages students to converse and conduct themselves in a mature, responsible manner. We value a strong work ethic that is underpinned by a desire for life-long learning. EGC builds relationships with the wider community by developing shared values and expectations.

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things to love about Eastern Goldfields College

1. Eastern Goldfields – secondary education in Kalgoorlie-Boulder since 1914. 2. Students can undertake courses in ATAR (University), General, Vocational Education & Training and Employment Preparation pathways. 3. Our priorities are: Success for Students, Education Partnerships, Quality Teaching & Learning and Health & Wellbeing.


Eastern Goldfields

EDUCATION SUPPORT CENTRE Boomerang Crescent, Kalgoorlie WA 6430 PMB 9, Kalgoorlie WA 6433 (08) 9092 0000 EasternGoldfields.ESC@education.wa.edu.au

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things to love

about Eastern Goldfields Education Support Centre

1. Eastern Goldfields Education Support Centre grew from the Lorna Mitchell School established in 1951. 2. Each student works towards goals set in a personalised learning program, based on the WA Curriculum. 3. EGESC students participate in lessons with their mainstream peers at our co-located schools, KalgoorlieBoulder Community High School and Eastern Goldfields College.

Eastern Goldfields Education Support Centre (EGESC) provides educational programs to high school aged students with special education needs, including intellectual disabilities and Autism with associated high needs. Our students receive a quality education, with a strong emphasis on ensuring students are ‘Ready for Life’. Highly skilled and passionate educators work together to support students to develop their knowledge and understanding in key areas of literacy, numeracy, digital technologies, social and self-management skills. Students in years 11-13 participate in weekly work placement to enhance their independence and prepare them for future employment and/or community engagement. Parents and carers are strongly valued and seen as vital partners in the education of their child.

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Fairbridge College 37/23 Federal Road, South Kalgoorlie WA 6430 0455 270 786 jnewlands@fairbridge.wa.edu.au www.fairbridge.wa.edu.au Fairbridge College is a community of learners who acquire the knowledge, skills, values and self confidence to develop as individuals and members of society. Fairbridge College is an independent school that specializes working with adolescents in years 7-12 who have difficulty achieve success in mainstream education and are at risk of disengaging with school. We use trauma-informed practice to help young people achieve their goals and create pathways for their future. Fairbridge College is committed to providing and maintaining a safe environment where everyone is treated with fairness, respect, equality and dignity. Our programs include WA K-10 curriculum, accredited training courses, flexible learning options, small class sizes, one-on-one support and intensive pastoral care.

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things to love

about Fairbridge College

1. Provide student-centered, tailored curriculum for every student. 2. Motivate and engage students every day and provide opportunities for success. 3. Support students both academically and emotionally.


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things to love about Goldfields Baptist College

1. We have a strong emphasis on Pastoral Care and Wellbeing, with onsite Chaplains and a dedicated Deputy Principal of Students; Wellbeing and Culture. This cultivates a sense of belonging and partnership, and creates a safe environment where all students are nurtured on their learning journey. 2. To ensure that GBC continues to maintain focus on providing a quality Christian education, Students are required to check their mobile phones into the office before school, allowing for less distractions, removing temptation to be involved in negative social media activities and ensuring a partnership with family expectations involving mobile phone use. 3. Having a campus that caters to both Primary and Secondary students means that our students seamlessly transition from Primary to Secondary, and can thrive within a caring community.

Goldfields BAPTIST COLLEGE

4 Maguire St O’Connor, Kalgoorlie WA 6430 PO Box 10267, Kalgoorlie WA 6433 (08) 9022 7535 principal@gbc.wa.edu.au www.gbc.wa.edu.au Goldfields Baptist College (GBC) is the only Kindy to Year 12 registered educational facility in KalgoorlieBoulder, creating a consistent pathway on a student’s learning journey. We are committed to assisting our students to thrive and reach their God-given potential by providing an education that challenges, encourages and builds into all areas of their lives – spiritual, academic, physical and social. We encourage students to question, critique and explore in their personal pursuit of truth. Students are encouraged to engage in learning as part of our wider school community working alongside Primary students on set projects such as Science Week and entrepreneurial pursuits. The student voice is important, this has helped to shape our behaviour management system -Blessings and Grace, Student Code of Conduct, prestigious awards and service learning. Our vision is to “Create an educational community that is being transformed by the truth of God’s Word, nurturing and equipping each person for life.” Our secure campus is readily accessible with singlestorey learning spaces, specialised classrooms and easy to navigate facilities. Kalgoorlie-Boulder Education Guide

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John Paul College 44 Lionel Street, Kalgoorlie WA 6430 PO Box 4552 Kalgoorlie WA 6430 (08) 9021 4377 admin@jpc.wa.edu.au www.jpc.wa.edu.au John Paul College is a Catholic co-educational secondary College catering to students from Year Seven to Year Twelve. The College has grown in tandem with the City and continues a rich tradition of Catholic education in Kalgoorlie–Boulder spanning well over a century. The College has a strong community focus and involvement in a vast variety of activities conducted within Kalgoorlie-Boulder. We offer a holistic education. The Pastoral Care structure provides support and care for all students and complements student growth in all aspects of the College. Literacy and numeracy is a priority supported across all years. There are strong academic and workplace learning opportunities provided, with students gaining University and TAFE placements, or employment opportunities and further training/ apprenticeships, at the completion of Year 12.

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things to love

about John Paul College

1. We are the only school in KalgoorlieBoulder offering students a seamless secondary education from Year 7 to Year 12 2. Through our partnerships we are able to offer a linked pathway for all students to attend Edith Cowan College, Edith Cowan University and alternative entry pathways to Curtin University. 3. The Arts is a vibrant part of life at John Paul College. It is a dynamic area that encompasses a wide variety of disciplines. Specialized choirs, concert bands, whole school productions, individual instrumental tuition and voice, offering exciting opportunities for students and to compete in Eisteddfods.


Kalgoorlie-Boulder COMMUNITY HIGH SCHOOL

99 Boomerang Crescent, Kalgoorlie WA 6430 Locked Bag 9, Kalgoorlie 6430, Western Australia (08) 9092 0300 KalgoorlieBoulder.CHS@education.wa.edu.au www.kalgoorlie-boulderchs.wa.edu.au

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things to love about KBCHS

1. KBCHS is a proud Independent Public School. 2. KBCHS provides a safe and supportive environment and demonstrates the values of integrity, respect, honesty, fairness and trust. 3. KBCHS respects and values diversity, and celebrates all cultures.

At Kalgoorlie-Boulder Community High School (KBCHS) we cater for students who come from a diverse range of socio-economic and cultural backgrounds. Our vision is built upon inclusivity within our school by recognising and responding to the diverse needs of our students. We respect the right of all individuals to be listened to and heard. The provision of a safe, honest, and supportive school environment is fundamental to facilitate student learning, allowing them to achieve to the best of their abilities We consider it a privilege to serve the students and families within our community. We genuinely believe that all students can and will succeed. Our priority is to ensure that we cater for the diverse learning needs and styles of our students. We are committed to educating the whole child (socially, emotionally and educationally). All staff at KBCHS are consistent in their approach, especially in implementing our Behaviour Management Plan. This whole school approach allows us to deal with both positive and negative behaviour with set expectations, rewards and consequences. We encourage parents and the community to be a part of our learning journey.

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School Holiday Programs Museum of the Goldfields Step back in time and explore the Goldfields’ rich history at the Museum. Explore what life was like for people in the early Goldfields through interactive activities and olden day games changing every school holidays. Website: www.museum.wa.gov.au/goldfields Phone: (08) 9021 8533 Facebook: @MuseumoftheGoldfields

Goldfields War Museum The Goldfields has a significant war history spanning several decades. Walk through the exhibition and discover the important involvement residents of the town made during the Boer War, World Wars I and II, through to the 21st Century. Each school holidays, the team at the Goldfields War Museum coordinates a vibrant program to help students better understand the impact of the war on the Australian community. Website: www.ckb.wa.gov.au/GoldfieldsWarMuseum Phone: (08) 9021 9817 Facebook: @CityofKalgoorlieBoulder

Boulder Promotion & Development Association How good is Boulder? Explore historic Burt Street and Boulder’s quirky cafes, history and creative culture with Boulder Promotions. Each school holidays, Boulder Promotions creates an exciting program of activities for children and families to complete together. Website: www.boulder.com.au Phone: 0407 990 019 Facebook: @BoulderPromotions

William Grunt Memorial Library The William Grundt Memorial Library is so much more than just a place to borrow books! Each school holidays, the friendly team at the Library creates an interactive, engaging program of activities for children, young people and families. Follow the Library on Facebook, or pop in and chat to the Librarians to discover what events they have coming up. Website: www.ckb.wa.gov.au/Library Phone: (08) 9021 7112 Facebook: @WilliamGrundtLibrary

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Things to see & do Kingsbury Park Skate Park Head down to Kingsbury Park with your scooter, skateboard or BMX bike to tackle the Goldfields’ premier skate park. Suitable for all ages and skill levels. If skating isn’t you thing, Kingsbury Park also has halfcourt basketball, a playground, BBQ facilities, and plenty of space to play sports.

Hannans North Tourist Mine Take your time to explore above ground at Hannans North Tourist Mine and discover the secrets of gold rush history and modern day mining in the Goldfields. Listen to Paddy Hannan tell his tale of discovery, find your fortune panning for gold, and try your hand at the legendary game of ‘Two-Up’. Hannans North also allows you to experience modern day mining. Climb aboard a giant 793C haul truck, stand in the shovel of a 994F loader, and go inside a modern underground refuge chamber where up to twelve people can survive for seventy-two hours.

Goldfields Oasis Get active while having a great time at the Goldfields Oasis. With a giant outdoor waterslide, Flo Rider, inflatable obstacle course and multiple swimming areas, there are plenty of reasons to grab your bathers and dive in. The Oasis also has indoor and outdoor courts available for casual hire for netball, basketball, volleyball, indoor soccer and tennis.

Karlkula Park Get outdoors and experience the Goldfields’ vibrant natural bushland at Karlkula Park. ‘Karlkurla’ (pronounced gull-gurlla), is the local Aboriginal word for the Silky Pear, one of the many native bushes, trees and small plants that can be enjoyed while strolling along the park’s 4km walking trail. Stop and say hello to the Kalgoorlie Boulder Urban Landcare Group who operate a Community Nursery and Eco & Cultural Education Centre at Karlkula Park. Here you can learn about conservation and sustainable living.

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Scholarships Goldfields Baptist College • Hardship bursaries Available on a needs basis.

St Mary’s Primary School • Hardship bursaries Available on a needs basis.

St Joseph’s Primary School • Hardship bursaries Available on a needs basis.

John Paul College

• C  hristian Leadership Scholarships For two Year 6 students – 1 from St Mary’s Primary and 1 from St Joseph’s Primary valued at $1500 per year for Year 7-Year 10. • A  cademic Scholarship For two Year 6 students valued at $1500 per year for Year 7-Year 10. • Three Year 11 Academic Scholarships One each for students studying ATAR, VET and Christian Leadership valued at $1500 each per year for Year 11 – Year 12. • G  oldfields Money Scholarship Awarded to a Year 11 VET Student valued at $2000 per year for Year 11 – Year 12. • A  TAR Politics & Law McKenzie & McKenzie Lawyers Scholarship Awarded to a Year 11 ATAR student studying politics and Law valued at $1500 per year for Year 11 - 12. • E  volution Mining STEMS Scholarship Two scholarships for Year 11 students studying STEMS ATAR subjects valued at $500 each for Year 11 – 12.

Pathways to Higher Education, Training & Employment Kalgoorlie-Boulder provides students with an easy transition from secondary school into higher education, training and employment. Whether it be through Curtin University’s Kalgoorlie Campus, the West Australian School of Mines, Central Regional TAFE, or an apprenticeship, there are plenty of opportunities and pathways for students postsecondary school in Kalgoorlie-Boulder. To discover more about these pathways, check out the Kalgoorlie-Boulder Higher Education & Training Guide.

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Useful Contacts Regional Offices

Public Secondary Schools

Goldfields Education Regional Office Federal Road, Kalgoorlie Goldfields.ERO@education.wa.edu.au (08) 9093 5600

Eastern Goldfields College Years 11-12 Crn Cassidy & Cheetham St Easterngoldfields.college@education.wa.edu.au (08) 9092 3100

Catholic Education Office ceowa@ceo.wa.edu.au (08) 6380 5200

Public Primary Schools Boulder Primary School Lane Street, Boulder boulder.ps@education.wa.edu.au (08) 9092 4100 East Kalgoorlie Primary School Crn Mafeking & Cahill Streets, Kalgoorlie eastkalgoorlie.ps@education.wa.edu.au (08) 9068 2400 Hannans Primary School Nankiville Road, Hannans hannans.ps@education.wa.edu.au (08) 9068 5300 Kalgoorlie Primary School Dugan Street, Kalgoorlie kalgoorlie.ps@education.wa.edu.au (08) 9068 2100 North Kalgoorlie Primary School Campbell Street, Kalgoorlie northkalgoorlie.ps@education.wa.edu.au (08) 9092 5850 O’Connor Primary School Johnston Street, O’Connor OConnor.ps@education.wa.edu.au (08) 9068 5200 South Kalgoorlie Primary School Palmerston Street, Kalgoorlie southkalgoorlie.ps@education.wa.edu.au (08) 9092 5800

Private Primary Schools Goldfields Baptist College 4 Maguire Street, O’Connor gbcadmin@gbc.wa.edu.au (08) 9022 7535 St Joseph’s Primary Burt Street, Boulder admin@stjosephsboulder.wa.edu.au (08) 9093 2351 St Mary’s Primary School Burt Street, Boulder admin@stjosephsboulder.wa.edu.au (08) 9093 2351

Kalgoorlie-Boulder Community High School Years 7-10 Boomerang Crescent, Kalgoorlie KalgoorlieBoulderCHS@education.wa.edu.au (08) 9092 0300

Private Secondary Schools Goldfields Baptist College Boomerang Crescent, Kalgoorlie KalgoorlieBoulderCHS@education.wa.edu.au (08) 9080 0700 John Paul College Lionel Street, Kalgoorlie admin@jpc.wa.edu.au (08) 9021 4377

Education Support Eastern Goldfields Education Support Centre Years 7-10, Years 11-13 Boomerang Crescent, Kalgoorlie EasternGoldfields.ESC@education.wa.edu.au (08) 9092 0000 O’Connor Education Support Centre Johnston Street, Kalgoorlie OConnor.ESC@education.wa.edu.au (08) 9068 5250

Distance Education

Kalgoorlie School of the Air Crn Piesse & Brookman Street, Kalgoorlie Kalgoorlie.SOTA@education.wa.edu.au (08) 9093 2728

Community Services Goldfields Individual Family Support Association - GIFSA 23 Federal Rd, Kalgoorlie adminsupport@gifsa.org.au (08) 9091 4356 William Grundt Memorial Library Roberts Street, Kalgoorlie mailbag@ckb.wa.gov.au (08) 9021 4377 headspace Kalgoorlie Hope Community Services Level 1, 48 Brookman St, Kalgoorlie hkaladmin@hopecs.org.au (08) 9021 5444


Moving to Kalgoorlie-Boulder? Visit the City of Kalgoorlie-Boulder website: www.ckb.wa.gov.au/welcome Or contact the City: (08) 9021 9600 mailbag@ckb.wa.gov.au

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