Department of Education

Wheatbelt Education Region

Wheatbelt Education Region

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Welcome to the Wheatbelt Education Region website.

Regional Overview

The Wheatbelt Education Region covers an area larger than the size of Tasmania and contains the major centres of Northam, Narrogin, Merredin, Katanning and Moora. It extends from Wundowie and Boddington in the west to Southern Cross and Newdegate in the east, Dalwallinu in the north and Broomehill in the south. The economy is based largely on agriculture.
The main objecetive of the Regional office is to support communities in the Wheatbelt to enhance student outcomes.

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The Region

The 70 government schools in the region enrol approximately 10,000 students and include 42 Primary Schools, 20 District High Schools, four Senior High Schools, one K-12 College, two campuses of the WA College of Agriculture and one Education Support Centre. These 70 schools work in 6 networks of schools

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Services to Networks

The Wheatbelt Education Regional Office (Northam) and the Local Office (Narrogin) provide support to school networks including Aboriginal Education, Attendance, Home Education, Participation, PEAC, School Psychology Services, SDERA and VET in Schools

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Contact Us

The Wheatbelt Education Regional Office is located in Northam with a Local Education Office in Narrogin. Northam is a regional centre east of the Darling Scarp and located on the route from Perth to the Goldfields and the Eastern States. Also a regional centre Narrogin is located 200 kilometres South-East of Perth on the Great Southern Highway.

Wheatbelt Education Region
http://www.det.wa.edu.au/regions/wheatbelt/detcms/portal/