Lake King Primary School (5270)

School Overview

Mission Statement
To develop students' cognitive, social and physical skills so they can develop balanced attitudes to life, make sound judgements, enjoy a full range of social and cultural activities, maximise their employment opportunities and participate as responsible members of society.

Situated in the Esperance District, Lake King is predominantly a farming area in the Shire of Lake Grace. It lies 45kms south of the town of Varley, 70kms north of Ravensthorpe town site, 65kms east of Newdegate, 265kms north-west of Esperance and 468kms south-east of Perth.

The school currently caters for children with both physical and learning difficulties and general primary classes ranging from kindergarten to year seven. Children are predominantly from farming families with all children travelling to school by bus.

Lake King Primary School, set back off Ravensthorpe Road has been in operation since February 1935. The current spacious buildings were opened in 2000, comprising of two classrooms under the main roof with an activity room (art room/multipurpose) and a well-equipped computer room. The Administration Block is separate from this building adjoined by verandas. The Library is a detached building on the western side of the school built in 1993 and extended and refurbished in 2003 . The buildings are spacious and designed to let in the natural light with air-conditioning. They are uniquely positioned for optimum use of the new undercover area with easy access to the basketball court and newly grassed school oval. Nearby facilities include new tennis/basketball/netball courts, community hall, sporting club, community oval and kart club.

School plays an important role in the community and this is reflected in the pride demonstrated by students and their families. Strong support is offered by the Lake King P&C and the Lake King Progress Association. In past years, the P&C has provided funds for many school projects and the Progress Association recently worked tirelessly at providing a grassed oval for school use.

The school staff are a blend of recently appointed and more experienced teachers. Many of the experienced staff are permanent members of the community, who pride themselves on their enthusiasm for continual growth and development. Staff turnover is minimal.The non-teaching staff include a registrar, teacher assistants cleaner and gardener.The professionalism and dedication of the staff assists students reach goals by providing quality education across all curriculum areas.

Due to the small numbers at Lake King Primary School education takes on quite an individualised approach. In addition to classroom activities, there are a number of programs that further assist the development of students. Included are peer tutoring, L.O.T.E. through Telematics and Westlink, Individual Education Plans and structured support programs. The school also has strong links with the neighbouring schools of Ravensthorpe and Newdegate.