Leinster Community School (5604)

School Overview

We are located in the Goldfields Education Region, approximately 370 kilometres north of Kalgoorlie. Leinster Community School is an Independent Public School and has undergone rebranding including a new logo, name change from Leinster Primary School and new school uniform. This has been an exciting time, particularly for our students with many more positive changes to come. Our primary school caters for Kindergarten to Year 6. At Leinster Community School we are committed to providing quality education in an inclusive, caring and supportive learning environment.

The school provides a diversity of programs and opportunities for all children within a unique physical environment. We have a strong emphasis on student wellbeing and on developing students' skills in Literacy and Numeracy using current technologies such as iPads and Interactive Whiteboards. Our Kitchen Garden Program commenced in 2013 and all students are actively involved. We also commenced a 1:1 iPad program in 2015 and have been enhancing our incorporation of coding and robotics since then in order to value-add to the learning of our students. This supports our School Vision. A recent addition to our school learning spaces is our Sensory Room which includes a range of sensory and tactile items and toys. We have a positive and dedicated staff who work together cohesively across the school who are committed to the education of our students.

As a 'closed' mining town, Leinster is one of two unique Western Australian mining communities. Leinster has a population of approximately 400 permanent residents with the remainder of the workforce on a fly-in-fly-out roster. Leinster is a level 4 primary school with a small cohort of secondary students studying via courses offered and supported by the School of Isolated and Distance Education (SIDE).

Leinster Community School has a multicultural population drawing predominantly from Perth, New Zealand, Africa and Asia.

The town is serviced by BHP Billiton's Leinster Nickel Operations (NLN) and Agnew Goldfields' mining operations. Residents of the town predominantly work for BHP Billiton, Agnew Goldfields, Thiess, Spotless or contract maintenance and service companies. The school buildings are owned and maintained by BHP Billiton. These companies are very supportive of Leinster Community School financially, materially and logistically and there are close ties between the companies and our school community which serves to enhance the quality of educational outcomes for our students.

Parents regularly participate as classroom helpers and assist with school events such as assemblies and athletics carnivals. This enhances the school program and home-school connections. Parents are very supportive of the school with an active and engaged P&C and School Board.

For further information:

T: 08 9037 9086
Email: leinster.cs@education.wa.edu.au
Website: www.leinstercs.wa.edu.au