KSOTA is one of the 5 Schools of the Air in Western Australia.
Kimberley School of the Air currently offers Primary aged children living in remote settings access to a Western Australian public school.
These children are unable to access regular schools because of their isolated living circumstances. The Kimberley region has an area of 423,517 square kilometres. Much of this is remote country with cattle stations and remote Aboriginal communities scattered throughout.
Kimberley School of the Air offers schooling to students from Pre-Kindy right through to year 7. Gifted and talented students in years 5 and 6 have the opportunity to participate in the Kimberley PEAC program (Primary Extension And Challenge). PEAC students attend weekly Air lessons with their like-minded peers from schools across the Kimberley.
The Kimberley School of the Air celebrated it’s 50th Birthday in 2010. Before the computer system teachers took their lessons over the radio. Along with the Flying Doctor service, the School of the Air is an icon of the Australian outback.
The Kimberley School of the Air is a public school that is a part of the services provided by the Education Department of Western Australia. The school provides extensive support to its isolated students.
Teacher visits are always a keenly anticipated event. Teachers will travel to see their students and have the opportunity to work with their students in their home environment.
The school also holds camps each year where the children get the rare opportunity to spend time with their class mates who may in reality live hundreds of kilometres away.
The school community is a vital part of the school of the air and parent input is made formally via the P&C, School Council and ICPA.
Please feel free to contact us with any enquiries regarding the school operation or enrolments