North Kalgoorlie Primary School is located in suburb of Lamington. Lamington is one of Kalgoorlie's oldest and finest suburbs. The school first opened in 1902 and boasts a tradition and spirit that brings all ex and current North Kalers together as one.
North Kalgoorlie Primary School is a very proud school and we are committed to providing a learning environment that is inclusive, motivational, supportive, caring and engaging for every student. We have Pastoral Care as a priority and inclusivity is a large part of this. Currently we run a number of programs across the school supporting our focus of developing a safe, healthy, enjoyable learning environment. We are continuing to explore how we are inclusive of our students learning styles, needs, culture, interests and best meeting the needs of our students.
Students at North Kalgoorlie Primary School are from varied backgrounds. Some are fourth generation Kalgoorlie born families. Some are families involved in the mining industry who move location regularly. Others are from various Aboriginal groups around the state and country.
The school currently has 20 classes, 3 Pre-Primary units and an offsite Kindergarten. Our Pre-Primary units and Kindergarten are set in a very lush, motivating and shady environment. Our Kindergarten offers 80 places per year and these fill very quickly. The school has a library facility, a dental clinic, canteen, uniform shop and sporting facilities including basketball courts, cricket nets and oval.
We have a developed a shared vision for our children's educational needs and believe we need to develop lifelong learners with Literacy and Numeracy fundamental to achieve this goal. Supporting best practice in teaching and learning involves teachers working in phase teams with a focus on disciplined dialogue and respond to data to plan for teaching and learning in response to student's outcomes . We often take part in National and international testing and this year alone two of our students received medals for highest scores in their year level in an international test.
Technology is a key tool in the learning program at North Kalgoorlie P.S. We have WIFI inside all areas of the school. We currently integrate technology into all areas of the curriculum and use the SAMR model, a model for integrating technology into teaching as a basis of our planning. Our BYO iPad program will extend from Year 4-6 in 2018.
In 2016 we received Independent Public School status and our community and board have decided to focus on STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths) as an area of distinction. Staff are planning and building capacity in STEM through professional learning, coaching and mentoring of not only our own school, but in other schools in our region.
There is a blend of both highly experienced and graduate staff. The school endeavours to provide flexible structures that allow teachers access to professional development as we believe quality teaching and learning make the difference.
Our school's success is based on building partnerships through clear and consistent communication. We have an extremely hard working and forward thinking staff supported by a strong P&C and School Board. Parents form part of the team developing and implementing programs that meet the needs of all individual students. The success of our school is due to the tremendous hard work of its staff, parents and students and the assistance of a very supportive community.