Point Pearce Aboriginal School

Contextual Influences

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Point Pearce is a small Aboriginal Community close to Port Victoria on Yorke Peninsula. Approximately 150-200 people live in the community. The nearest large town is Maitland, 20kms away on sealed bitumen road. Port Victoria is closer, 13kms south, once again on sealed roads. The largest regional shopping centre is Kadina, about 80kms away.

The school is Preschool-Year 2. This took effect in Term 2, 2006. Students from years 3-12 are bused to attend Maitland Area School. Preschool operates 5 sessions per week, all day on Monday and Wednesday and Tuesday mornings. Reception to Year 2 students are located in the Junior Primary classroom. Community Playgroup operate in the school (since mid 2006) on Wednesday. Occasional Care is offered all day Monday’s and Wednesdays(2 sessions) plus a morning session on Tuesdays.

A number of community members attend the Narungga Campus of TAFE SA, which is located next to the school.

At PPAS there exists a genuine cooperative partnership between school, families and community. The school has a safe, caring and challenging teaching environment with a focus on celebrating success and pride in Narungga Culture and Language. The parents and families in the community support the school through their involvement and participation in Governing Council and school activities.