Hon Peter Collier BA DipEd MLC

Hon Peter Collier BA DipEd MLC

Former Minister for Education; Aboriginal Affairs; Electoral Affairs

    Status quo for secondary schools in Kalgoorlie

    10/03/2016 10:30 AM
    • Community feedback supports keeping public schools' structure
    • Goldfields education to be revitalised with a $45 million upgrade, funded by Royalties for Regions 

    Both public secondary schools in Kalgoorlie will remain open and operating as they have done for years, after the State Government listened to community feedback.


    Education Minister Peter Collier said results from a survey and a forum conducted late last year showed the community wanted to keep Kalgoorlie-Boulder Community High School (Year 7 to 10) separate to Eastern Goldfields College (Year 11 to 12).


    "Unlike other areas of Western Australia where there was an overwhelming desire for change, Kalgoorlie was quite clear they wanted the status quo to remain," Mr Collier said.


    The survey did find parents and community members were looking for excellent pastoral care and for children to study a wide range of subjects with multiple pathways to further education, training and employment.


    "As a result, public schools in Kalgoorlie are renewing efforts to provide high care learning environments where students feel safe and supported," the Minister said.


    "The school principals are working closely together to focus on improving students' school attendance, behaviour and interest in learning."


    Mr Collier said a $45 million rebuild of Kalgoorlie-Boulder Community High School and Eastern Goldfields Education Support Centre to provide high quality learning facilities was well under way.


    The work is due to be completed in the second half of 2017.


    Fact File

    • A community survey about secondary education in Kalgoorlie was undertaken in August 2015
    • A community meeting was held in November 2015 

    Minister's office - 6552 6300