Marble Bar Primary School (5286)

School Overview

Care, Inspire and Thrive - these are the core values of our vibrant and unique school community. We strive to give all students the opportunity to develop the skills, knowledge and confidence to achieve their individual potential and contribute as responsible members of society.
Marble Bar Primary school caters for students from Kindergarten to Year 12. Our school supports students to reach their potential by providing high quality teaching and engaging students in a nurturing environment. We respectfully acknowledge the past and present traditional owners of the land on which the school is set - the Nyamal people, who are the custodians.
The Marble Bar town was officially gazetted in 1893 following the discovery of gold in the area in 1890 by a prospector named Francis Jenkins. The name of Marble Bar was derived from a nearby jasper bar mistaken for Marble and now known as Marble Bar, which runs across the bed of the Coongan River. Marble Bar is well known world-wide for its extremely hot weather.
Our school boasts terrific facilities including two active classrooms, five state of the art Epson Interactive Ultra Short Throw Projectors, one-on-one student to computer ratio including laptops and i-Pads, teacher resource room, home economics room, arts room, library, administration block, undercover area, shared East Pilbara Shire pool facility and expansive outdoor areas.
We have three highly experienced teaching staff (including our teaching principal), two Aboriginal Islander Education Officers, two Education Assistants, on-site Manager of Corporate Services, and support staff including two part-time cleaners and a grounds person.
Marble Bar Primary School's key programs include:
1. School of Isolated and Distance Education for all Year 7 to 12 students;
2. EON Foundation's horticulture and nutrition program for all students;
3. BHP Pilbara Education Partnerships initiative;
4. Nyamal language and culture (compulsory for all Year 3 students);
5. Design and Digital technologies integrated across all learning areas;
6. Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics teaching integrated;
7. Personalised learning plans for students not achieving set school/system targets; and
8. Early literacy programs emphasising explicit, systematic, cumulative and intense instruction linked to Cracking the Code, Letters and Sounds and Talk for Write.
Our School Council of four parents and three staff members guides our decision-making.
We invite all visitors to Marble Bar to visit our vibrant and unique school community and find out more about our school.