Hon Sue Ellery BA MLC

Hon Sue Ellery BA MLC

Minister for Education and Training

    Remote beachside school celebrating 50 years

    7/09/2019 11:00 AM
    • Useless Loop Primary School opened in 1969 to service mining town
    • Twenty-nine students enrolled from kindergarten to Year 6 

    Education and Training Minister Sue Ellery has today visited Useless Loop Primary School to join in celebrations marking 50 years of the school.


    The Useless Loop community will celebrate the milestone with a community ceremony and student performance.


    A time capsule from 1994 will be opened, and new memorabilia and student work will be added and reburied for future students and staff to discover.


    The unique school is located on the Coral Coast, 445 kilometres from Geraldton and approximately 850 kilometres from Perth.


    All 29 students enrolled at the school are children of employees of the salt mine company, Shark Bay Resources, with the school the only other form of employment in the town.


    Comments attributed to Education and Training Minister Sue Ellery:


    "We have so many unique schools in Western Australia, and it is great to meet staff and students today in this picturesque town.


    "This small community can be proud of the high-quality education that has been provided to students for the past 50 years.


    "Even though the school is remote, students have access to the latest technology and social and academic programs from dedicated teaching staff."


    Minister's office - 6552 5700