Schools and Day Care
Gingin District High School
Gingin WA 6503
Telephone: 08 9575 5300
The Gingin community regards highly the value and significance of education. The Gingin District High School is located approximately 90 kilometres north of Perth and as a district high school caters for students from Kindergarten to Year 10 and uses a Mixed Mode of delivery with School of Isolated and Distance Education and some school based subjects for Years 11 and 12. The total enrolment is over 520 students, with about 190 students in the secondary area.
The enrolment boundaries cover a vast area across the Gingin and Chittering Shires. The catchment area includes the localities of; Lancelin (NW), Regan's Ford (N), Bindoon (E), North Muchea (S) and Guilderton (W). Over eighty percent of the students travel to and from school each day on one of nine bus runs. Family employment and student backgrounds include those characterised as diverse, town and rural - farming (wide variety), small business and cray fishing.
The school and education are viewed as crucial in providing opportunities for the young people of the immediate district to gain access to further studies, training and employment. The Parents and Citizens' Association (P&C) are constantly seeking ways of working with the Gingin District High School to improve the school environment.
The staff has a good blend of experience and recently graduated teachers with a minimum annual turnover. The administration team includes the principal, two secondary deputt principals, two primary deputy principals, a registrar and a number of senior teachers. The school, in partnership with the Parents and Citizens' Association (P&C), the Gingin Shire Council and local church communities employ a School Chaplain for three days a week.
Since 2004, links with local industry and businesses have allowed for the creation of a new Vocational Education Program for students in Years 10, 11 and 12. Some of these students are completing a Structured Workplace Learning (SWL) program that involves one day a week in the workplace. Successful students receive accreditation for Year 11 and 12 SWL and a number of Units of Competency towards a Certificate 1 and 2 Business Studies.
The school has developed links with the Gravity Discovery Centre, assisting with the development of this project and participating in a number of shared educational programs.
Secondary students have an opportunity to participate in the District High School Country Week program in term 3 of each year. Other excursions are organised by individual classes throughout the year.
In 2004, a school band program was established with the assistance of parents and community members. Students from Years 5 and above are eligilble to join the band as well as receive individual instrumental tuition. In 2005 the band had grown to forty three students, with a junior band for new members and a senior band for those students in their second year. In 2006 the school will be building a Performing Arts Centre using Commonwealth funding as part of the 'Investing in our Schools' grant.
Lancelin Primary School
53 Gingin Road
Lancelin WA 6044
Telephone: 08 9655 1077
The Lancelin Primary School is situated on the coast 120 kilometres north of Perth. The school caters for children from the town of Lancelin and the surrounding communities of Seaview Park, Ledge Point, Ocean Farms, Seabird and Redfield Park.
The school opened in 1960. While the original school now houses the pre-primary, additions to the school have included a four-classroom teaching block and a purpose built library resource centre which opened in 2002. Other features include a covered assembly area and well maintained ovals and gardens. The school caters for about 130 students from Kindergarten to Year 7.
Lancelin Primary School has in place programs to support both literacy and numeracy development. A key feature is the occupational health therapy and speech therapy access that is available to students through the school. Current priorities include pastoral care, reading and numeracy. The 'Getting It Right' numeracy strategy is supporting our numeracy priority. Indonesian is taught by video conferencing through the Schools of Isolated and Distance Education (SIDE). Classrooms all have at least four fully networked computers to allow ICT to be integrated into classroom activities. An Environmental Plan has been implemented and students are involved in many different environmental projects, including the revegetation of Lancelin Island and the Lancelin townsite foreshore.
Lancelin Primary School is actively involved in community events. Examples of this in 2006 have included the annual SeaWeek celebration, local Landcare initiatives and Marine Debris surveys. Staff welcome parent and community involvement in the learning programs offered at the school. An active Parents' & Citizens' Association and School Council ensure school decision making is enhanced through consultation with parents, community and staff. The school supports and co-ordinates the Active After School Communities Project which involves coaching and active participation in a variety of sports.
The Lancelin school community is proud of its achievements and its ability to meet the educational, social and emotional needs of all students.
Day Care - Gingin
18 Fraser Street
Gingin WA 6503
Telephone: (08) 6267 0227
Caring for children aged from 6 weeks. Open from 7am to 6pm Monday to Friday.
Nutritionally balanced meals. Early learning programs. Family owned centre with caring staff.