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.
The music program at Christ the King Catholic school runs from PP to year 10. Working in partnership with the Australian Children\\\'s Music Foundation (ACMF), the program aims to provide a platform for students to get involved in music. Students learn about different types of instrumentation and their unique timbres. In the early years there is a large emphasis on singing and using percussion, then in the later years students are given the chance to arrange and compose pieces of their own. Mr David Ougham represents ACMF at the school and frequently works in small groups teaching guitar, bass and ukulele.
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 and them have them laser cut in stainless steel to form art of our verandah in the Early Learning Area.
They say that school and childhood are the best days in your life. This could not be more true than in our Early Learning Centre. The relationship between the educators and children is two-way and is built on trust and respect. The programmes are based on an emergent curriculum and follow the guidelines set by Early Years Learning Framework (EYLF), National Quality Framework (NQF) and ACECQA. There are two approaches to support children’s learning and development, these are: play based and direct instruction. Each child is viewed as a unique individual and is provided opportunities to develop skills through exploration, social interactions and problem solving to name but a few.
Mr Vincent is in charge of our Bardi Language Program at Christ The King School. He is a Bardi/Jabba Jaba man from the Goowulgarrd clan, whose country is located just south of the Djarindjin Community. He is proud of his strong culture and passionate about passing on his knowledge to the next generation. He has been working on the translations from English to Bardi of an Acknowledgement and a Welcome to Country. He hopes that our leadership students will one day be able to welcome visitors in the Bardi language. The hope is also that our children will be confident enough to speak fluently in Bardi and keep the language alive. This is what we are all working towards.