Fitzroy Crossing Dist High Sch, Fitzroy Crossing

Name: Fitzroy Crossing Dist High Sch
Type: Primary and Secondary School
Address: Forrest Road
Town: Fitzroy Crossing
Postcode: 6765
State: Western Australia
Region Kimberley
Phone: 08 9191 5053
Fax: 08 9191 5179
Pupils: 300

Like most Kimberley schools, Fitzroy Crossing has a high percentage of Aboriginal students and the targets are Literacy and Numeracy. During 2005,the school will be part of the Aboriginal Literacy Strategy that is being established as a state-wide procedure for addressing literacy needs in Aboriginal students. The process seeks to provide a uniform teaching strategy that meets the needs of a highly mobile and transient population of students.

In addition, the school's Vocational Education and Training programme has been expended to include Rural skills conducted at Leopold Station and the establishment of an aquaculture training centre as part of a school/community project. In the early years of education, the school takes part in the Indigenous Language Speaking Students programme. This is an intense focus on Standard Australian English for use with students who have English as a second language or dialect. 

Teachers are expected to adopt and use ESL strategies for most of the students throughout the school. AIEO's have significant roles in the school and are seen as teachers-in-training for most activities. They provide essential links to the communities and provide teachers with cultural expertise and knowledge. An understanding, appreciation and respect for traditional Aboriginal culture is paramount to the success of any teaching programme within the school.


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