I am delighted and welcome you to the CAPS Coolgardie website for 2020. Our school has a rich history of its establishment and delivery of Christian and formal education to mainly our indigenous students and others also.
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 in our students to develop good character, which is necessary for success in academic life and the real world.
Our school is a K- 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, and transport staff.
A curriculum innovation during the COVID-19 period was the introduction of 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. It was contextualised by taking into account the local environment that our students hailed from and included such themes as ‘Going Bush’.
The school prides itself on winning the top places in 2018 and 2019 in Western Australian SciTech - sponsored junior high school science competitions which saw our school winners represent 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’ in Melbourne at the beginning of 2020. She was also selected to represent Australia with the others at an international science fair in the USA.
The school further prides itself in the acceptance of Miss Ishurraniy Bin-Marus who, after graduating with a Western Australian Certificate of Education (WACE) in 2020, was accepted as an Aboriginal educational assistant at Saint Mary's Primary School in Broome in 2021. The school is also blessed to have another of its 2020 graduate namely Miss Magdalene Javapro got enlisted with the Royal Australian Navy based at HMAS Cerberus, Melbourne in April 2021.
The school runs extra-curricular activities such as music club, specialised basketball program, art program, bushrangers, and hostel Bible study in order to meaningfully engage its students.
Although a work in progress, I trust that you would find the pages of our updated school website enjoyable to read and view.
31st January 2022