Eastern Goldfields College

Eastern Goldfields College is a public co-educational high day school, located in Kalgoorlie, Western Australia. It is located on the Curtin University campus in Kalgoorlie and shares many facilities with the University. The College accepts year 11 and 12 students from across the Goldfields region.

Eastern Goldfields College
Address
70 Cassidy Street

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Coordinates30°45′04″S 121°28′29″E / 30.751233°S 121.474627°E / -30.751233; 121.474627Coordinates: 30°45′04″S 121°28′29″E / 30.751233°S 121.474627°E / -30.751233; 121.474627
Information
TypePublic co-educational high day school
MottoUpward & Onward
Established2006; 15 years ago (2006)
Educational authorityWA Department of Education
PrincipalDan McCormack
Enrolment457 (2018)
Campus typeRural
Colour(s)Navy blue and white    
Websitewww.egc.wa.edu.au

HistoryEdit

The school was formerly a part of Eastern Goldfields Senior High School, but the school split in 2006 onto two separate campuses. The original site on Boomerang Crescent became Kalgoorlie-Boulder Community High School with classes for years 7-10. Senior students were moved to the local Curtin University campus and the students benefited from the high quality university facilities that were made available to them, particularly in the areas of trade and hospitality. The name of the school and its pegasus logo were made official in 2006.

EnrolmentEdit

Enrolments at the school were generally growing in the first three years, however it dipped significantly between 2011 and 2013.

Enrolments in Semester 2 of each school year (provided by the Department of Education)[1]
Year 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019
No. of enrolments 395 573 608 605 559 488 389 436 460 470 456 457 427
Change from previous year +178 +35 -3 -46 -73 -99 +47 +24 +10 -14 +1 -30

SportEdit

The College competes annually at country week, which is a sporting competition held in Perth between country high schools. Eastern Goldfields has competed in sports including hockey, netball, basketball, football, soccer, volleyball, speech, and debate.

Eastern Goldfields has also competed in rugby union games against rival high school John Paul College (Kalgoorlie). This competition began in 2006 and is held annually. Both the Year 11 and 12's and the year 8-10's represent their own 15-man squads.

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Student Numbers Trends Eastern Goldfields College". www.det.wa.edu.au. Retrieved 3 January 2018.

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