Goodooga Central School, Goodooga
Name: Goodooga Central School
Type: Primary and Secondary School
Address: Doyle St
State: New South Wales
Region Western NSW
Phone: 6829 6257
Fax: 6829 6294
Goodooga is an isolated rural centre located in the north west of New South Wales. Students are drawn from the immediate township and the surrounding area.
The school's location and isolation leads to a high turnover of staff and few job opportunities for students in post-school life. To counteract the obstacles the school has firm links with TAFE and is a member of the Northern Borders Senior Access program which provides a broad curriculum for students in Y11 and Y12 by linking with staff from three other schools via teleconferencing and the internet. Goodooga Central School is committed to providing quality educational experiences in a safe, positive environment, in partnership with the community.
Particular emphasis is placed upon student well-being in meeting the needs of all students through individual and group practices that concentrate on the development of literacy and numeracy skills. The goal of Goodooga Central School is to enhance all students' life chances and provide them with the skills with which to take up post-school opportunities.
During 2000 the school has introduced a number of curriculum changes which emphasise this goal and support for these initiatives in the community is considerable.