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From infants, primary and secondary schools right through to TAFE, Moree’s diverse selection of schooling includes state, Catholic and Christian alternatives. An array of vocational education opportunities through a local TAFE, County University Centre and UNE Study Centre are available to pursue tertiary study.
As an approved community-based vocational education and training (VET) provider, our college is assisted in reaching students in regional and remote communities that experience barriers to training and employment through the NSW Government’s ACE Program and Smart and Skilled funding. We have a track record delivering our training under these programs in a way we think makes us special.
Some of the subsidised and supported programs we deliver are:
Country Universities Centre North West have created dedicated learning and study spaces in Narrabri and Moree that have been designed for regional people by regional people. Our students have free access to high-speed internet, modern technology, and general academic support.
All students studying any degree at any university in Australia can register.
Our Centres are secure spaces where students can focus entirely on their studies. Students can connect with like-minded people and experience a campus-like environment while they study locally in the North West. We are focused on assisting our students settle into study, improve their academic skills and to make sure they feel like they have the tools to succeed in their studies.
AFE NSW Boggabilla is just a short two minute walk from the centre of town, located adjacent to the Boggabilla Central School.
Offering a range of study options, with a fully equipped computer lab, engineering workshop and fashion room TAFE NSW Bogabilla also provides video conferencing capabilities, enabling students to connect to an increased range of courses, to become qualified for a wide range of future employment options.
Conveniently located in the central business district, TAFE NSW Moree offers practical training programs that aim to equip graduates with the skills and qualifications required to enter the local workforce.
As well as being dedicated to fulfilling the needs of people, businesses, and industries within the local area, TAFE NSW Moree is particularly committed to supporting the educational interests of Aboriginal students and community, by providing a thorough knowledge base and practical skills for greater career options.
In addition to the main unviersity campus located in Armidale, the University of New England (UNE) has a network of Regional Study Centres across New England and North West NSW.
Through the Regional Study Centre Network, students can access:
Boggabilla Central School is situated within the Euraba Education Centre which provides an extensive range of educational services to students from preschool age to adulthood in the Boggabilla, Toomelah and Goondiwindi communities. Set in attractive and expansive grounds, the school has modern facilities enabling the provision of an extensive curriculum from kindergarten to TAFE. Boggabilla is one of the four schools in the Northern Border Senior Access Program. The access program offers a comprehensive and flexible range of subjects for our students.
Our motto 'Be a good citizen' summarises the philosophy of this small school, which is integral to our isolated community. As part of the development of self esteem and self discipline, the themes of respect, tolerance and cooperation are constantly reinforced, resulting in an enhanced quality of learning and a reputation for self confident, polite and respectful students. With multi-aged classes, independence and cooperative learning are encouraged as priorities.
Bullarah Public School is a PP6 school serving an agricultural community for over 50 years.
It is situated on the Gwydir Highway 75 kilometres west of Moree.
The school displays well maintained buildings, established gardens, a well grassed playground and shade areas both natural and man made. Many passers by comment on the green oasis along the Gwydir Highway with the interesting CWA Hall to the east.
In 2015 we have 16 students enrolled as we commence the new year. Miss Kathryn Weston has been appointed to the position of principal.
The school provides individual learning programs to motivate and challenge the students within a safe, enjoyable and caring environment. Bullarah is characterised by a high level of excellent resources. Teaching staff are fully committed to the education, welfare and safety of all students.
Our classroom has many pieces of class work on display. The computer network includes an interactive whiteboard.
Bullarah PS provides stimulating, sequential and individual learning programs within a safe and happy environment. Our school is characterised by a high level of community input and a conscientious, encouraging staff attitude.
Garah is a small rural school located in the north west of New South Wales.
It is part of a community made up of cotton and grain farmers, graziers and others who work in associated areas. The majority of students travel to school from outlying properties by bus and car. However, the town community as a whole is also very supportive of the school and its activities. Our school is concerned with the intellectual, physical, social and moral development of each student and therefore it is helping each student achieve his/her potential in these areas.
Mallawa Public School has a calm friendly atmosphere and is a place where all children can grow and learn in a happy and nurturing environment.
The focus is on providing an education which is balanced, stimulating and enjoyable through the provision of individual educational programs tailored to each student's needs. The majority of students wear their school uniform every day.
Moree East Public School is a P5 Primary School located in the north west of New South Wales and stands proudly on Gomilaroi Country.
Moree East Public School provides a safe and positive environment for students to learn. It has an enrolment of 135 students. The students are predominately from low socioeconomic backgrounds and 89% of the student body identify as Aboriginal.
Major infrastructure over 2015 and 2016 will rebuild the school to create tailored learning spaces for students as well as an early childhood centre and a community precinct.
In addition to the major infrastructure the school has a combination of targeted programs that are aligned to support the aspirations, additional needs and learning of students; innovation and quality of staff and; the inclusion of and partnering with the community. These include Connected Communities, Early Action for Success and Schools as Community Centre.
Moree Public School offers an extensive range of programs for the benefit of its students. The school is committed to providing an excellent education in an environment which promotes respect and tolerance.
Moree is a large, thriving rural town with a significant population of Aboriginal people. The community expects the school to provide excellent academic, social and cultural programs.
Moree Public School has modern facilities and is set in attractive grounds and gardens. The school has close ties with the local community and enjoys a very good reputation.
Moree Secondary College (MSC) provides outstanding opportunities for the young people of Moree to achieve excellence, wherever their aspirations lie. The college has two campuses - Albert St for years 10 -12 and Carol Avenue for years 7 - 9.
Students whose interests are in academic studies, vocational education, music or drama, creative arts, sport or citizenship have the opportunity to develop their talents at the college.
The senior campus provides for increased curriculum opportunities in Years 10, 11 and 12 in a more adult learning environment, which prepares students well for tertiary study. Students interested in starting their career in a trade area can get a head start at MSC. Students can choose a vocational course as part of their HSC, or a part-time traineeship to get started on a career without missing out on the final years at school. The school works with local businesses to offer students the chance to prepare themselves for real employment opportunities in Moree.
Mungindi is a small rural and remote border town, divided by the Barwon River 120 kilometres North West of Moree. Built on the land of the Gamilaroi people and established in 1893, Mungindi Central School has a proud history that celebrates the positive traditions of our past, while embracing the challenges of our future. A preschool to year 12 comprehensive school, Mungindi Central has committed to an ethos of lifelong learning as staff, students and community work together to foster successful learners who are confident, creative individuals and active and informed citizens.
Despite the remoteness of the location, the main school population including teaching staff, remains stable. This continuity and connectedness to community provides students with a committed, qualified and dedicated staff that provide a breadth of skills and interests that support students beyond curriculum learning. This is demonstrated by the wealth of programs and initiatives that are offered at the school, such as a breakfast club, Premier Reading and Sporting Challenges, and STEAM. With a low student to teacher ratio, Mungindi Central School is able to recognise the individual needs and talents of every child and provide appropriate tailored educational opportunities that recognise and respond to each student's unique strengths, interests and skills, allowing students to reach their optimum potential.
While academic achievement is the foundation stone of the school, students enjoy a dynamic and rich educational environment that fosters the love of learning and enjoyment of the school experience. Student participation and achievement is encouraged in the academic, cultural and sporting areas of the curriculum and recognised in both the school and local community. Mungindi is a regional centre, with the school being a hub for community involvement and participation. The school actively seeks to be a part of the community and invite the community to work together with the school. The region itself offers surprising depth within the cultural and social opportunities available. These close community ties support the development of the students and provide a wealth of extra-curricular, volunteering, work placement and learning opportunities that often addresses the inequity within the remoteness of the region.
Pallamallawa Public School is caring and supportive and provides an enjoyable, nurturing and challenging learning environment. The school strives to develop students' physical and social abilities and is committed to improving student literacy, numeracy and technology skills.
Our school has a commitment to equity and excellence. Every member of our school community is valued. Students are encouraged to participate in all areas of school life and develop a broader perspective for their future lives. Pallamallawa Public School provides children with the opportunity to reach their full potential.
At St Joseph’s Primary School Mungindi, we aim to inspire in our students a love of learning through developing the Core Catholic Principles and Values, collaboration, creativity, curiosity, critical thinking, confidence and communication for the 21st century.
St Joseph’s Primary School Mungindi is a unique Catholic school committed to teaching the core catholic principles and values.
At our school we incorporate a spirit of community, to recognise the qualities of each individual and encourage optimal learning with an ongoing appreciation of the environment.
St Philomena’s Catholic School is a nurturing, challenging, caring, and supportive environment. We are a faith-filled community, that works together to enhance the learning for every individual.
Our staff and leadership team work collaboratively to build positive and meaningful relationships with every student. At St Philomena’s Catholic School we strive to promote a positive culture for learning that ensures a universal and unconditional positive regard for children and young people, and high regard for the collective capacity of the school staff team to increase learning, wellbeing, and life-opportunity for children and young people
This is achieved through:
Tulloona Public School is a small isolated rural school between Moree and Boggabilla.
The mission of Tulloona Public School is to educate children to reach their maximum potential intellectually, socially and physically to ensure they are involved members of society. The school has three main buildings which are utilised for school and community purposes.
These include the classroom and library, office and meeting/music room and the community canteen. Many local government authorities use the school as a base for meetings, field days and forums.
Local emergency services have provided training for the students and donated resources to the school. The school is very active in the local and wider community participating in many cultural, sporting and academic activities.
During Term: Monday to Friday 2:30 pm to 5:30 pm
Holiday Care: 8 am to 5:30 pm
Outside of School Hours (OOSH) childcare is for school-aged children from Kinder to Year 6. Children from all primary schools are welcome to attend our service with transport available from most schools. We provide a safe, supervised caring environment from 2.30pm to 5.30pm.
Children will be collected from school by our educators and transported to the centre by bus where they will be provided with afternoon tea and engaged in some fun activities, games, crafts, or free play.
Kidz Club offers children a variety of arts, crafts, games, sports, excursions, and educational experiences during school holidays. We offer age-appropriate programs and activities in a safe, secure, and caring environment with staff supervision at all times.
Moree Family Support is guided by the My Time, Our Place Framework for School-Aged Children. This framework assists services to provide young children with opportunities to maximise their potential and develop a foundation for future success in learning.
Monday to Thursday 9 am to 3 pm
We value families as the first educators and create a shared vision for children's learning with responsive communication. We value all children as individuals and build strong relationships within a play-based learning environment. We value connections with our community and Elders. We value an environment that reflects culture and encourages belonging, choice and ownership by children.
As educators we are continually learning. We respect all individuals and build positive and responsive relationships with children and families.
Monday to Friday 6:30 am to 6:30 pm
Goodstart Early Learning Child Care Centre Moree is located in the centre of a small rural farming community. Close to the local schools and community facilities as well as shops.
Being part of a farming community enables the children to experience nature first hand and gives us opportunity to foster environmental awareness. This is reflected through our stimulating, nurturing and educational programs.
Our play based curriculum is based on the Early Years’ Learning Framework and our rooms – from Nursery to Kindergarten / Preschool – are all geared with this in mind. We develop engaging programs accounting for each child’s individual interests, needs and strengths, and have a problem solving approach reflected in our programs to encourage higher order thinking and a curiosity for learning.
Outside, our playground areas are a balance of natural and manmade elements and play surfaces – with sandpits, mud and dirt areas for digging, access to water, flower gardens, vege patches, areas for physical play, a boat and lots of shade. We have carefully designed and planned spaces to encourage a stronger understanding of the environment and sustainability – while giving children the scope to explore, play and let their imaginations roam.
Monday to Friday 8 am to 3:30 pm
We are a place where your child can gain nurturing care, support and guidance. Through our experience, we know that parents want their child to have the best possible education that they can afford and receive a well-rounded education – one that includes exposure to a challenging curriculum.
The mission of Grace Lutheran Preschool is to support families within the context of a Christ centred environment.
It’ not just what we do, but the way we do it… The Grace Way is about the small gestures that mean big things to Grace families. When your child joins Grace, so do you. We welcome your entire family into our community.
Monday to Friday 7:45 am to 5:45 pm
Gwydir Day Care and Preschool has four rooms with the children divided into groups based on their age/stage/development.
Gwydir Day Care and Preschool is owned and managed by Moree Plains Shire Council. The centre was established in 1985 and was originally located in Adelaide Street under the name Gayngil. It was relocated to the current premises in July 1998. We cater primarily to working parents but also accept children from non-working families when there are vacancies. Children with additional needs are also catered for.
Monday to Friday 9 am 3:30 pm
Monday to Friday 7:45 am to 5:45 pm
MOREE ELC is a privately-owned Early Education and Care Centre caring for 67 children from 0-6 years of age. The Centre is purpose bulit in the rural town of Moree, providing a warm and nurturing environment for children and their families.
We value early childhood education as the foundation for lifelong learning. We provide environments that are enriched, engaging, safe yet encouraging to take risks, purposeful, educational, inclusive and fun for all our children and families.
We strive to provide holistic support of the child’s exclusive requirements and interests to promote growth across all developmental domains. Each child is respected as a unique competent and capable individual with their own needs, experiences, abilities, and interests.
Monday to Friday 8:15 am to 3:45 pm
Our Pre-School adopts an ‘open door’ approach and we are proud of the quality of care we provide. The staff are highly motivated, caring and qualified to care for and support your children. We are also able to offer support for those children and families with additional needs. Our Pre-School is open at all times for parental inspection and to enable parents to observe their child’s development and participation in activities.
We aspire to uphold the rights of the child, ensuring that we cater to the whole child in terms of wellness and wellbeing and understanding that children have a voice and need to be heard.
Monday to Friday 8:40 am to 2:40 pm
A preschool to year 12 comprehensive school, Mungindi Central has committed to an ethos of lifelong learning as staff, students and community work together to foster successful learners who are confident, creative individuals and active and informed citizens.