Education

Find out about primary, secondary and higher education in the City of Kalgoorlie-Boulder, which has a reputation for innovation, diversity and uniqueness.

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Primary and secondary education

Education in the Goldfields region has a reputation for innovation, diversity and uniqueness, which has developed from the region’s cultural heritage.

The Goldfields District Education Office offers outstanding teaching and learning opportunities for educators and for students.

The district covers about 1 million sq km—stretching from Kiwirrkurra in the north, to Southern Cross in the west and Kambalda in the south—and is divided into 3 subdistricts.

The City of Kalgoorlie-Boulder has many outstanding teaching and learning opportunities for both students and educators, with 6 public primary schools and 2 public secondary schools located.

These schools are modern, well equipped, and located conveniently throughout the City and offer excellent educational programs.

Public primary schools

There are 7 public primary schools located in the City of Kalgoorlie-Boulder. They are:

The Kalgoorlie School of the Air is also located within the City, but mostly serves children of those working in the pastoral section within the region.

For more information on primary schools in the Goldfields region, please contact the Department of Education.

Public high schools

The Eastern Goldfields Senior High School (SHS) formerly provided education for all students in Year 8 to Year 12 in the City of Kalgoorlie-Boulder.

However, in 2006, Eastern Goldfields SHS was split into 2 high campuses:

The Kalgoorlie-Boulder Community High School campus is located on Boomerang Crescent.

The Eastern Goldfields College campus is co-located with Curtin University Kalgoorlie, on the corner of Cassidy and Macdonald Streets, approximately 3.5 km away from the middle school campus.

Private schools

The City of Kalgoorlie-Boulder has 4 private schools, which offers alternative private education to local students in all years.

The Catholic Education Office offer values based primary learning for Goldfields residents through 2 schools:

John Paul College is the Catholic high school for students from Year 8 through to Year 12. It has a technological focus, with a high standard of computer learning, as well as manual arts programs.

The City also boasts the Goldfields Baptist College, which offers both primary and secondary education.
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Higher education

The City of Kalgoorlie-Boulder hosts 2 higher education providers:

  • Curtin University, Kalgoorlie campus
  • Goldfields Institute of Technology.

University education

Curtin University offers a vibrant higher education campus in the City of Kalgoorlie-Boulder. It is home to the Western Australian School of Mines (WASM), offering excellence in mining and minerals tertiary education and research.

WASM has a vision is to be the institution of choice for minerals-related teaching, learning, research and development. Its mission is to create a sustainable minerals sector through excellence in education, research and professional advice.

Curtin also provides local students with unique learning opportunities in a range of university programs, through its network of partnerships with local communities, industries, government and other educational institutions.

Vocational training

Vocational training can prepare you directly for the workforce, either enhance your existing career or pave the way to a new career.

Goldfields Institute of Technology is the State Government training provider for the Goldfields-Esperance region, offering a variety of industry-endorsed and nationally-accredited vocational training courses, from Certificates to Advanced Diplomas.
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