Laverton School (5275)

School Overview


We would like to acknowledge the Wangkatja People of this special land that is full of beautiful sunsets, open skies, red ochre, fresh air and wedge tail eagles. We respect our Elders past, present and emerging, and thank them for passing down their knowledge of the old ways of the Wangkatja people.
Thank you to Mrs Moncrieff's Year 4-6 class for this Acknowledgement produced during NAIDOC Week 2020.

Laverton School is a Remote School located in the mining community of Laverton, 960km north east of Perth and 345km north east of Kalgoorlie. The population is approximately 350. Employment is mainly in mining, local business, government agencies and to a lesser degree in the pastoral industry. Laverton is on the edge of the Central Desert region and marks the beginning of the Great Central Road, where the bitumen stops and the gravel starts. By 2025 this road across the middle of Australia is expected to be all bitumen. Laverton has hot summers, cool winters and a very low rainfall average of about 233 mm per year.

Laverton School has approximately 100 students from K-12. We are on Wangkatja land and the majority of our families are from the Wangkatja nation. Laverton has two annex sites at Cosmo Newberry and Mulga Queen. We have a high level of transiency with students having family connections in The Lands, Wiluna, Kalgoorlie and Perth to name a few.

We are a distinctive school with Aboriginal culture and on country learning through two-way science a priority. Laverton School has high expectations for all students to be successful and the health and wellbeing of our school community is important to all of us. Our students are delightful and we have a strong student voice as we work together as a collaborative group to continue to improve our school.

We prioritise relationships and partnerships, highly effective teaching and leadership and connecting with our students and families. We have outstanding support from local businesses, mining and the wider community. The School Council and P&C are both very actively invested in improving the school.

We use the explicit instruction teaching model and student achievement continues to improve. In the high school we work alongside the School of Isolated and Distance Education (SIDE) and Big Picture Education and provide individual pathways for all students to successfully complete the Western Australian Certificate of Education (WACE). Our team is very dedicated and experienced and we use Stronger Smarter high expectations to be the best school we can be.