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About O'Connor Primary
It's all in a Name!
O'Connor is located in Kalgoorlie-Boulder and was named after Charles Yelverton O'Connor, the Chief Engineer for Western Australia from 1891 until his death in 1902.
C Y O'Connor designed and, for the most part, guided the construction of the Goldfields Water Supply Scheme that first brought water to Kalgoorlie in 1903, as it does today.
Photo from State Library of WA
Location, Location, Location
Kalgoorlie-Boulder has a population of over 30,000 and lies 600 km east of Perth. It is primarily a mining and service city.
The Oasis Recreation Centre is located beside the school and is used extensively by the school for swimming lessons and sporting programs.
O’Connor Primary School Kalgoorlie opened its doors in 1996. The first Principal was John Mann. O’Connor Education Support Centre (co-located) also opened and the first Principal was Jarna Craig (Wright).
What we Offer!
O'Connor Primary School features a well appointed library, undercover area and canteen. Specialist teaching programs are provided in the areas of Science, Physical Education, the Arts, Humanities and Languages (Chinese Mandarin).
The school site also houses the O'Connor Education Support Centre - please visit the ESC website for more details. Both schools run a very successful integration program that provides many opportunities for inclusion across a broad range of activities. The integration program is an 'Excellence in Education' award winner.
The school was upgraded with a new library and a 5 classroom teaching block completed in December 2010. In 2011, the new school logo was launched - along with the new IPS status, it signifies a significant change in the school.
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