Lord Howe Island Central School

Lord Howe Island Central School is the most remote school in the New South Wales Department of Education and Training. The isolation that defines this school is unique among other isolated schools in New South Wales. The school community is a blending of families whose history is closely linked to the island and families who live and work here for a contracted period of time. It therefore has a mixed blend of permanent and semi-transient families within its student body.The schoolsupports and runsmanyprogramsfocused onlearning opportunities which the school undertakes to allow our students and staff to feel a level of connectedness with other schools and students around NSW. Interest in and support for the school is very high from all aspects of the community. As a hub of the island, the community is actively involved in the school with many aspects of the teaching and learning experiences that students undertake. Local government agencies and a variety of local business also actively support the students, allowing the school to offer a comprehensive and well attended range of extra-curricular activities. The school provides comprehensive learning opportunities for all children living on the island from Kindergarten to Year 6. The school implements the New South Wales Quality Teaching Framework to drive curriculum. The school hosts a Distance Education Learning Centre that supports students who wish to complete some or all of their secondary education on Lord Howe Island. In 2010, the school has also introduced an extensive 'Transition to School' program to counter the absence of any formal preschooling programs on the island; thus effectively providing quality support for all children in their main developmental years on Lord Howe Island. The school has a focus on implementing effective technology practices to support students' learning and development. It is located in a World Heritage Area and prioritises providing opportunities today for students to develop sustainable environmental practices for tomorrow.

Share Our Space

School spaces will be open from 8am to 5pm from 23 December 2019 to 24 January 2020 including weekends and public holidays. Roving security guards will open the gates in the morning between 7-8am and close them between 5-6pm at night.

Find out more about Share Our Space.

Cooler Classrooms Program

The NSW Government is committed to providing students with healthy and comfortable learning environments. That’s why we’ve invested a record $500 million to provide a sustainable air conditioning program for NSW schools.

To ensure the NSW Government responds to the needs of students in the hottest parts of the State, we will provide air conditioning in classrooms and libraries at schools that experience a mean maximum January temperature of 30°C and above.

Schools that sit below 30°C will be able to apply for funding to receive air conditioning in their classrooms and libraries, allowing more schools to benefit from air conditioning than ever before.

This school is eligible to apply for funding through the Cooler Classrooms Program. Applications for the second round of funding are now closed.

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