Leonora District High School is situated in Leonora, a town in the Goldfields-Esperance region of Western Australia, located 833 kilometres (518 mi) northeast of the state capital, Perth, and 237 kilometres (147 mi) north of the city of Kalgoorlie. At the 2016 census, Leonora had a population of 556, 27.6% of which were of Aboriginal descent.
Leonora District High School is a Level 4 school catering for students from Kindergarten to Year 12. The KindiLink Program is also provided for three-year old's and their parents or carers at our offsite building. These exciting 'play and learn' sessions, run by our early childhood specialist teacher and Aboriginal Education Officer, enable us to work with parents to help prepare their children for a successful start to schooling.
The student population consists of 80% aboriginal students. Leonora also has students of Thai, Pilipino and New Zealand ethnic origin. The Indigenous language of the area is Wangkatja but most students speak Aboriginal English.
In 2016 staff, parents and the wider community came together to create a shared vision. Through a process where every voice was heard, consensus was reached on a description of the school we want for our students. Our core values have been developed and are the foundation of the positive and respectful culture we have created. Through the Positive Behaviour Schools process we have defined the expected behaviours: Consider, Achieve Respect, Engage.
We believe interesting and relevant learning experiences are vital to student engagement. We tailor programs to individual student interests and learning styles giving our students the support and opportunities they need. In the secondary years this is being achieved through the implementation of Big Picture Education design.
Science Pathways: an integrated 'Two-way' science teaching and learning program has been implemented with the support from CSIRO and the local indigenous community. For Science Pathways, Learning on Country (LoC) is a whole-of-school integrated program where the community is empowered to drive educational activities based on the aspirations people have for their children's knowledge about looking after country. Activities consist of school-based, short trips, day trips or camps. LoC activities inform a cross-curricular learning program including language, literacy and numeracy, music, art and digital media.
We welcome you to visit our website or contact us to discover more about our school:
T: 9037 6143