The school is co-educational school comprising of 88 students from Kindergarten to 17 years of age. About 92% of the enrolment is Aboriginal. The school offers a comprehensive curriculum with strong emphases on the teaching and learning in both Numeracy and Literacy.The Sacramental programs, Trade Training Certificates in Hospitality and Construction, Special Needs, and the Bardi Culture program are features of the curriculum. The school has recently implemented the PATHS program and Stronger Smarter training and is involved in the Leading Aligned Numeracy Development (LAND) project. The school has close working relationships with community and government agencies and neighbouring schools to provide maximum opportunities for the whole school community.
Original Bardi Boys AKA OBB. Mr Matt and the secondary boys have been working on an original rap. They plan to take it all the way to the Catholic Performing Arts Festival to be held in Perth in August. They will be entering the Instrumental Ensemble Contemporary category. This is a fantastic opportunity for the boys and we know they will smash it!
Miss Lindsey's secondary students have been have done an amazing job with these designs. The project brief was to create designs using animals from our local landscape. These designs will now be sent off to be laser cut in steel, and then they will be used to decorate the new spaces around the school. We just can’t wait to see the finished product!
The children in Miss Michelle's Year 1,2,3 Culture Class are studying family and where they fit in. They have been using a map of the Kimberley to find out where they live. They have also had fun using the map to locate far flung family and friends. They have found loved ones as far away as Port Hedland and Kununurra!
Mr Vincent and Miss Estelle took their students over the sand dunes on a Culture Class excursion. They were on a mission to discover the water holes that the old people used to use in the days when families lived over the hills. Not only did they find the water holes, digging down they were able to get fresh water for themselves!
Father Chris has been working with the students who will be making the sacrament of Confirmation. They have been studying the saints, with a view to choosing the name they would like to take in Confirmation. Father Chris has instructed them to choose the saint whose deeds and qualities, are most important in their own lives.
Cert II in Construction began in Term 1 2018. 14 boys and young men enrolled. Adam, the trainer from KTI, was extremely happy with the quality of the students and their readiness to learn. In their first week they produced this amazing piece of outdoor furniture. Can’t wait to see what they’ll be capable of by the time they finish the course!