I am delighted and welcome you to the CAPS Coolgardie website for 2022. Our school has a rich history of its establishment and delivery of Christian and formal education to our indigenous and non-indigenous students.
Our School Vision
Our school's vision is to provide Christ-centred education to our students in a supportive, caring, and safe environment.
The school’s five values of confidence, discipline, humility, servanthood, and integrity are imbued in all of our school activities including in-class routines, school assemblies, camps, excursions, incursions, sporting carnivals, and concerts. They lay expectations on our students to develop good character, which is necessary for success in academic life and the real world.
Our school is a Kindergarten - Year 12 institution that uses the Western Australian curriculum. We have three teachers and a teacher assistant in our primary division. In the secondary division, we have nine teachers including the principal and a teacher assistant. We also have office, administration, grounds, transport, cleaning, and hostel staff.
Curriculum innovation in 2020 during the height of COVID-19 included the Big Picture curriculum, which formed the basis of our work packs which were sent out to our high school students during the COVID-19 lockdown during the second half of Term 1 and the first five weeks of Term 2, 2020. It was contextualised by taking into account the local environment that our students hailed from and included such themes as ‘Going Bush’.
Some recent achievements
The school had won a few top places in 2018 and 2019 Western Australian SciTech - sponsored Junior High School Science Competitions. Our school winners represented Western Australia at the BHP Billiton National Science Competition in Melbourne. Miss Nyheemah Cox from the Beagle Bay community in the Kimberleys won a special award ‘Innovator to Market Award’ at the beginning of 2020. She was also selected to represent Australia with the others at an international science fair in the USA which did not eventuate due to Covid disruption.
In 2020, the school graduated six Year 12 students - one of whom was a female selected to do teacher assistant training at St.Mary's Primary School in Broome in 2021. The other female student was selected to attend Navy training at HMAS Cerberus outside of Melbourne and was fortunate enough to graduate and was posted to HMAS Cairns. The two girls also graduated with a Western Australian Certificate of Education (WACE) and attained a Certificate II in Kitchen Operations and Certificate III in Business respectively.
In 2021, the school graduated five Year 12 students, a few of whom also achieved TAFE qualifications through the school's VET program with Central Regional TAFE Kalgoorlie.
In addition to Year 12 achievements, the school maintains post-secondary contact with its former students in the Kimberleys and the Goldfields. Through this contact, our former students are offered advice on job application, training, and employment.
The school runs Outdoor Education and Bushranger camps throughout the year as scheduled (However, due to our ODE teacher being on maternity leave from Term 3 2022, these camps are on halt for now) The school also participates in inter-school games with the schools in Kalgoorlie. Our hostel students have their own camping and excursion programs to such places as Esperance and Perth on long weekends and are also involved in the Christian youth convention held annually at Kurrawang Aboriginal Christian Community.
16th July 2022