WWII affected the Correspondence School in many ways. The School expanded, providing more services to rural students; children with disabilities and post-primary students in country schools accessed special subjects for the first time. In 1951 Clarence Eakins retired after 31 years as Headmaster and was presented with a typewriter in appreciation of his work.

1945 - Our Rural Magazine

Our Rural Magazine ceased publication due to paper shortages caused by the disruption of shipping during WW2.

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1947

In August the Correspondence School moved again to a rented two storey house in Museum Street.

1949 - Itinerant teachers

In 1946 the first itinerant teacher was appointed to visit correspondence students in the coastal area between Carnarvon and Roebourne.

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1951

Clarence Eakins relinquished his position at the Correspondence School. He continued with the Education Department as an Advisory Teacher, re-writing several courses of study for the lower primary grades. He retired at the end of June 1953.

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1952

The Correspondence School became the Western Australian Correspondence School (WACS) and a new Headmaster, Owen Williams, was appointed following the retirement of Clarence Eakins.

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1953

The first camp school was held in the north-west at Port Hedland. Aboriginal and non-Aboriginal students attended.

1957

The Carnarvon trial of a School of the Air was initiated. The Headmaster of the Carnarvon Junior High School, Mr L Phillips, developed materials for primary students. Some students used the two-way pedal radio to speak to their teachers while others were only able to listen.

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