Kulkarriya Community School, Kimberley, WA

Michael (Ted) Tucker, Principal, Kulkarriya Community School, speaks about the school’s preparation for and experience of the 2013 Nationally Consistent Collection of Data on School Students with Disability.
Kulkarriya Community School, founded in 1978, is situated on the Noonkanbah pastoral lease, which was transferred to the Yungngora Association in 1976. The community of Yungngora consists of about 250 people and is located at the southern boundary of the station on the banks of the Fitzroy River in the Kimberley, Western Australia, about 280 kilometres inland from Broome. The school is independent, non-denominational and coeducational and is run by the Yungngora Association. The current enrolment is 85 students from kindergarten to year 10 and itinerant students add to the population seasonally. The school currently employs 6 fulltime teachers, a non-teaching principal and 15 Aboriginal staff.
Michael (Ted) Tucker, speaks about how the school prepared for the Nationally Consistent Collection of Data on School Students with Disability. Michael (Ted) outlines some of the professional development that staff have undertaken. He discusses some of the adjustments they make for their students and provides a specific example about working with a student with a physical and cognitive disability. Other topics covered in this Illustration of Practice include managing student information, working with parents and the community, and the advantages of the national data collection for the school.