2011 Annual Report
97 students in total attended during 2011.
66 students commenced at the beginning of term 1.
48 students completed 4 terms at the school.
73% of students that commenced term 1 were at school at the end of the year.
Of the 48 students that completed 4 terms 19% graduated at the end of 2011.
Of the 48 students that completed 4 terms in 2011 52% returned in 2012.
As Wongutha CAPS is a boarding school it is very rare for students not to attend whilst on the property. However, when a student fails to return from their home at the start of a term school staff follow up with phone calls to determine the students’ location and intentions. If whereabouts of student is unknown and is actively being sought after by the school and contacts have been exhausted this is considered a ‘missing’ student and is reported to the STS Officer at the district Education Office.
Note: Due to cultural reasons Wongutha CAPS students may remain absent from school for a number of reasons including funerals, family obligations, lore etc. These are taken into consideration concerning students’ continuing enrollment.
Number of students who achieved Certificate I in their chosen VET areas are as follows;
No of Units per Certificate
Outdoor Rec (Cert 2)
Stock and Station
Trainees (Cert 2)
Total Completed Certificates 2011
Aboriginal School-based Traineeship (ASBT)
Students who achieve Certificate II for their Traineeship in 2011;
Completed Curriculum Council courses
1B MAT – 1 completed
1A MAT – 15 completed
PB MAT – 11 completed
EALD 1A – 28 completed
EALD 1B – 13 completed
EALD 1C – 9 completed
EALD 1D – 4 completed
Past students who have completed their Traineeship at Wongutha CAPS have transitioned into work after school in a number of industries and further traineeships. Several have gone into the mining industry, others into construction and other courses close to their communities. Limited data is available in regards to post school destinations due to the remoteness of the homes of many of the Wongutha CAPS students. The school is endeavouring in collecting this information as a priority for 2012/2013.
Staffing at Wongutha CAPS during 2011 include;
New Classrooms and Clinic
CGA funded 2 purpose built classrooms for teaching literacy and numeracy, and a clinic. The clinic and sickbay will help better meet the health needs of the students and will be a well utilised area for the part-time school Nurse.
AICS Teacher Housing Project
Wongutha has been provided with a new house along with renovations to existing houses. All existing houses will have reverse cycle air conditioners, some new floor coverings, paint, new kitchens, fencing and other improvements.
Opened in the middle of 2011 this building has been utilised for classes, meetings, special events and church services. This building is a fantastic modern facility and the surrounding landscaping is a pleasant area for students to make use of.
Basketball Court Floor
CGA provided funds to surface the existing basketball court (previously concrete and quite dangerous). This has provided an all weather facility where a range of physical activities can be conducted.
Wongutha CAPS receives most income from Abstudy funded Boarding and Tuition, Federal and State Grants.
Gibson East Rd PO Box 101 Gibson WA 6448 Phone: 08 9075 4011 Fax: 08 9075 4019
Wongutha Christian Aboriginal Parent-directed School (CAPS) is a non-government, Indigenous year 11 & 12 vocational school on a farm 27 kilometres from Esperance. The school has both boys’ and girls’ hostels and accepts students from all over Western Australia.