End of an era for KESC
The winds of change are blowing for the Karratha Education Support Centre, the local school for primary school students with intellectual disabilities.
Since 1981, KESC has been providing specialised education opportunities for intellectually disabled children on a shared site with the Karratha Primary School.
2012 will bring significant change with both school merging, to be known as Karratha Primary School.
Whilst specialist education services will continue to be provided, just as they are today, KESC principal Shiona Hobart explained the benefits of merging the two schools.
“Amalgamation will further promote the positive relationships between students and the shared vision of encouraging independence and catering for the needs of all students in an inclusive environment,” she said.
To celebrate another year of tremendous achievements and to mark the transition to the new school identity, students and staff of KES decided to host a Christmas Party Cook-Off to showcase their favourite recipes and culinary excellence.
Parents and friends were invited to not only share the delicious buffet, but to take part in a symbolic kite flying exercise.
Working with the students, invited guests shared the task of making their own kite and flying it on the playground at lunchtime for all to see.
“The kite flying symbolises the personal achievements of each and every students throughout the year,” Mrs Hobart said.
“In addition, they represent looking onwards and upwards towards the future and infinite possibilities ahead.”
Now the Cook-Off is complete, students will work towards completing a recipe and scrapbook as a memento of their year.