Kowanyama State School, Kowanyama

Name: Kowanyama State School
Type: Primary and Secondary School
Address: Kowanyama Street
Town: Kowanyama
Postcode: 4871
State: Queensland
Region Far North Queensland
Phone: (07) 4060 5158
Fax: (07) 4060 5280
Email: the.principal@kowanyamss.eq.edu.au
Website: www.kowanyamss.eq.edu.au
Pupils: 200

Kowanyama State School is a P-10 Bound for Success school on the Western side of Cape York. Strategic planning at Kowanyama in 2005 focused on staged schooling being implemented across the curriculum, and the development of financial and operational structures to provide opportunities to address ETRF agenda in a focused way and more accountable manner. The school continued implementation of the Cape York Curriculum/New Basics with improved success for students. The focus for 2006 will be improving student outcomes on external testing and development of professional learning teams for staff.

This report provides information about our school using a common template for all state schools. The details refer specifically to the 2005 academic year. Please contact the Principal if necessary.

Kowanyama State School is the only school in the Kowanyama Shire. It is a co-educational school with enrolments which range from 180 200 in year level groups from Preschool minus one (Kindy) to Year seven. Secondary students are allocated to a combined year 8, 9 and 10 class according to their gender. Secondary students are encouraged to attend Boarding Schools in larger centres. Only three students are non-Indigenous. Prep Year will be implemented in 2007.


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