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Principal’s welcome

It is with respect that I acknowledge the traditional owners of this land both past and present of the seven language groups; Umpila, Wuthutii, Kuuku, Y'au, Uataalnganu, Kaandji and Kanthanumpun, that make up the Lockhart River Community.

As principal I make a strong commitment together with the teaching staff to achieve and exceed the learning goals of all our students especially in the areas of reading, spelling and mathematics.

Our school is comprised of 140 students from pre-prep to year 12 located at Lockhart River on the East Coast near the top of Cape York Peninsular. When the roads are open the journey usually takes around 11 hours to drive to Cairns. The school is located in a very remote part of Queensland. The area has considerable cultural diversity and traditions which are embedded in the curriculum.

The school has developed a strategic plan to guide it's journeytowards ensuring all of its students fulfil their potential. Our key priorities are;

  • Literacy and numeracy - improving student outcomes in all aspects of literacy and numeracy - with a particular focus on reading.

  • Student attendance - a continued focus on increasing student attendance and promoting benefits and incentives throughout the community.

  • School wide positive behaviour support - improvements in student behaviour will link directly to improved student outcomes across all areas.

Connecting with community and culture - ensuring local culture and traditions are embedded in the curriculum by connecting with elders and other agencies in the community to ensure that all students have been exposed to their history, culture and languages.

Siobhan Jackson - Principal

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