Kimberley Schools Project
The Kimberley Schools Project (KSP) is a collaboration between the Department of Education, Catholic Education Western Australia, the Association of Independent Schools Western Australia and the Department of Primary Industries and Regional Development. It provides $25 million of Royalties for Regions funding over three years (2018 – 2020) to accelerate and intensify new and existing strategies to address low education outcomes in the Kimberley, underpinning broader economic and social development in the region.
The KSP comprises four integrated ‘pillars’ of activity listed below and is further elaborated in its Program Logic.
- Targeted teaching: evidence-based literacy teaching strategies and quality materials with frequent measurement of progress to inform planning and delivery.
- Better early years learning and care: community co-design initiatives that build on and improve existing services, and engage families as first teachers.
- Regular attendance: community partnerships to deliver strategies that aim to resolve issues of non-attendance in particular communities.
- Increased student and community engagement: co-designed community initiatives that build positive relationships between the school and the community.
Implementation of the above pillars will be enabled through interagency collaboration, leadership and, as per the Aboriginal Cultural Standards Framework, positive, deep-rooted behaviours, attitudes and practices that lead to:
- culturally responsive leadership;
- leadership focused on improving outcomes for all students;
- teaching with high expectations and in ways that enable children to realise their full potential;
- a learning environment that is welcoming for students and reflects community expectations for their children.
The need for the project was initially identified in the Kimberley Development Commission’s 2036 and Beyond: A Regional Investment Blueprint for the Kimberley. The project is also one of ten priority actions in the Regional Services Reform Unit’s Resilient Families, Stronger Communities roadmap.
The first newsletter containing updates on the Kimberley Schools Project was released in September 2019.
All public and non-government Kimberley schools have the option of joining and are invited to submit an expression of interest each year. The 22 schools participating in 2018 and 2019 are listed below.
Kimberley Schools Project
|wdt_ID||Tranche 1 Schools 2018||Tranche 2 Schools 2019||Tranche 3 Schools mid 2019|
|1||Bayulu Remote Community School||Broome North Primary School||Fitzroy Valley District High School|
|2||Dawul Remote Community School||Broome Primary School||Jungdranung Remote Community School|
|3||Derby District High School||Halls Creek District High School||Kimberley School of the Air|
|4||Djugerari Remote Community School||East Kimberley College (formerly Kununurra District High School)|
|5||Kalumburu Remote Community School||Muludja Remote Community School|
|6||La Grange Remote Community School||Ngalapita Remote Community School|
|7||Looma Remote Community School||Roebuck Primary School|
|8||Nyikina Mangala Community School||Wananami Remote Community School|
|9||Wangkatjungka Remote Community School||Warlawurru (Redhill) Catholic School|
|10||Wyndham District High School|
|Tranche 1 Schools 2018||Tranche 2 Schools 2019||Tranche 3 Schools mid 2019|
For further information on the project, please contact Mark Williams, Manager, Kimberley Schools Project on (08) 9192 0835 or 0436 602 841, or Bronwyn Wright, Principal, Kimberley Schools Project, (08) 9192 0800 or 0457 505 085.
Page last updated: Tue Oct 15 2019 4:06:52 PM
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Kununurra Western Australia 6743
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Broome, Western Australia 6725
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