Facilities - Education

moornie schoolMoorine Rock Primary School

Moorine Rock Primary School is located 22 kms west of Southern Cross on Route 94 in the Yilgarn Shire. Moorine Rock is a small town, which services farmers in the area. It has a General Store Post Office, oval, tennis courts and a community hall. The current enrolment is 19 students in two classes ranging from Kindergarten to Year 6. The school is serviced by three bus runs that collect students from the Mt Hampton, Bodallin and Moorine Rock districts.

The district that feeds the Moorine Rock Primary School is an agricultural area of mainly wheat/sheep farming and the parents of the school students are stable with little itinerancy. Of the 11 families, most are involved with agriculture.

At Moorine Rock Primary School we aim to give every student the best possible start in life through quality educational programs focusing on the fundamental building blocks for life, such as Literacy and Numeracy.

We believe that every student can be a successful student given the right encouragement and opportunities.  While life in a small rural community can be very different from other areas, we believe that it should no way be a disadvantage for any student.

The facilities at Moorine Rock Primary School are excellent.  Students benefit from air conditioned rooms – classrooms, Library and Art Room.  The grounds are attractive and well maintained with extensive playground equipment for all ages. A covered area provides shade as do shade sails and trees. This provides an excellent educational environment for students and staff.

Students study a range of subjects across seven of the eight learning areas. A study of a language is not possible due to the school’s location and staff profile. The school has a strong and committed focus on the development of literacy and numeracy skills as the foundation of student learning. Our school is the school of choice by the Moorine Rock community.  It is recognised for its safe, caring and supportive environment.

Buildings and Facilities

Moorine Rock Primary School provides access to an excellent range of quality facilities, which allow us to be flexible in how we structure our classes to meet the needs of the students.

  • Junior Class  Years K-3
  • Senior Class Years 4-6
  • Library
  • Art Room
  • Weather Room – for use during extremes of weather
  • Undercover area
  • Administration Building
  • Staffroom

Other Facilities/Resources

The school offers staff and students access to an excellent range of facilities and resources.

  • Interactive whiteboards in every classroom
  • WiFi throughout the School
  • Full School Library Facilities
  • Dedicated ICT for every classroom
  • iPads
  • Well maintained and presented gardens and play areas
  • Excellent outdoor playground equipment
  • Multipurpose undercover area
  • Outdoor common eating area


Principal FTE 1.0
Registrar FTE 0.8
Teacher FTE 1.0
Teacher FTE 0.6
Teacher FTE 0.4
Education Assistant – Special Needs FTE 0.3
Education Assistant FTE 0.5
Gardener FTE 0.4
Gardener FTE 0.2
Librarian FTE 0.1
Cleaner FTE 0.44

Teacher Qualifications

  • All teaching staff meet the professional requirements to teach in a Western Australian School and are registered with the Teachers Registration Board of Western Australia  (TRBWA). All staff hold a Working with Children Check clearance.
  • All staff has completed their Child Protection Training.
Address Great Eastern Highway, Moorine Rock WA 6425
Phone 08 9049 1176
Fax 08 9049 1261
Website www.moorinerockps.wa.edu.au

Enquiries are welcome and can be made by contacting the Principal on 08 9049 1176.

josephs schoolSt Joseph’s Catholic Primary School

St Joseph’s Catholic Primary School caters for children from Pre-Kindergarten to Year 6.

The school was established to respond to the needs of those parents who desired a Catholic education for their children.

We believe it to be a shared responsibility of family, teachers and the wider community to enhance the development of children in terms of spiritual, emotional, social and intellectual growth.

St. Joseph’s School implements co-operative learning strategies throughout the school to develop social skills of sharing, leadership, communicating, building trust and managing conflict.

We offer a rich and stimulating curriculum and make every effort to adapt our programme to include new directions in education.

Enquiries are most welcome.

Address 51 Altair Street, Southern Cross WA 6426
Phone 08 9049 1046
Website www.stjoessx.wa.edu.au
Email admin@stjoessx.wa.edu.au

southern cross dhsSouthern Cross District High School

Southern Cross District High School is the largest school in the Yilgarn, catering for approximately 200 students from Kindergarten to Year 10. Merredin Senior High School Caters for Years 11 and 12. Correspondence courses can be arranged for Year 12 students where appropriate.

The recent completion of a major building programme at Southern Cross District High School and the sharing of the Southern Cross Community Resource Centre and Shire Library facilities means students can access high quality educational experiences. The school has recently completed a major technology programme with students now being able to access courses via satellite. An optic fibre whole school network allows students access to the wider world via the internet and email as a modern means of learning. Plans are already in place allowing student access to the School Library from home.

The school has specialist facilities in the areas of Home Economics, Manual Arts, Science, Photography, Computing and Pre-Primary Education. We offer courses that are consistent with State Curriculum requirements with students achieving levels above state and national norms.

Learning experiences in the school are aimed at developing greater student responsibility for their own learning under the skilful direction and guidance of dedicated and enthusiastic teaching staff. Secondary students are also exposed to an extensive Career Education programme that includes work experiences, work based learning and culminates in a Vocational Education Training course in Year 11 for trades orientated students.

Southern Cross District High School promotes a strong home/school link and welcomes parent involvement in their child’s education. We also have the support of a very strong P&C Association and School Council who provide ideal communication forums for the benefit of all students.

Enquiries are most welcome and the community is invited to view educational offerings at Southern Cross District High School. All enquiries can be directed to the Principal on 08 9049 1067.

Address Antares Street, Southern Cross WA 6426
Phone 08 9049 1067
Fax 08 9049 1532

playgroupSouthern Cross Playgroup

The Southern Cross Playgroup building is located at Constellation Park on Antares Street.

The playgroup is run by parents, for parents and is held once a week, on Tuesday mornings 9.30am – 11am.

For more information call the President, Tammy Collins, on 0417 212 933.

Yilgarn Occasional Child Care Centre

Yilgarn Occasional Child Care Centre provides limited child care to the community.

Tuesdays – 8.00am to 4.00pm

Wednesdays – 8.00am to 4.00pm

Thursdays – 8.00am to 4.00pm

Fridays – 8.00am to 4.00pm

Address Canopus Street, Southern Cross WA 6426
Email yilgarnchildcare@bigpond.com