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Education for your children is an important family decision and is the key to unlocking a world of potential and possibilities for your child’s future. Within Narrabri Shire there is a wide selection of public and private schools offering great teaching and learning opportunities. Narrabri Shire schools excel in academic, sporting and cultural pursuits shaping excellent young citizens for the community. After secondary school, tertiary education is available directly through TAFE, a University of New England (UNE) Study Centre, a Coutry Unviersities Cetnre and the Northern Inland Community College.
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.
TAFE NSW Narrabri is located in the town centre and offers a range of business, technology and trade associated courses to give students the skills and knowledge they need for the job they want.
TAFE NSW Narrabri offers certificate and diploma level vocational courses and general education programs with an aim to providing training that fills gaps in the local workforce.
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:
Bellata Public School is established as a focal point of the small rural community and is acknowledged as offering quality education. The community supports all educational programs and initiatives. Resourcing of literacy and information technology is a priority. The school is student-centred. It provides its students with a safe and happy environment in which meaningful teaching and learning take place. The school curriculum is designed to nurture and enhance the personal, social, creative and academic development of each student. Comments from a student survey across the school indicate that the children are happy and love to come to school. The cultural understandings of students are broadened by providing them with meaningful experiences both in and out of school. Students are encouraged to participate in cultural and multicultural programs, debating, public speaking, arts, dance, writing and music. many opportunities for students to participate in both team and individual sports are provided.
Fairfax Public School is situated 42 kilometres from Narrabri in the foothills of the Nandewar Ranges. It is central to the farming and grazing community of Maules Creek.
The school: provides a strong foundation of lifelong learning through a range of stimulating and effective teaching and learning experiences across all key learning areas; recognises student diversity and the need to develop independence and self-confidence through the implementation of individual learning and support programs; values and promotes effective learning partnerships with parents, students and the community in order to achieve significant social and learning outcomes; reflects our shared vision through the school motto, 'Not Many But Much'.
Gwabegar Public School strives to achieve a quality education for all students, while promoting personal growth and self-esteem. The physical presentation of the school grounds and classroom reflects the pride that the students and staff feel about their school.
Making a decision about schooling for your children can be one of the biggest decisions you make as a parent. You are not only deciding what form of education you would like; you are also making a decision to become part of a learning community. We believe that parents are the most vital teachers in a child’s life. Our desire is to partner with you and share in the joy of educating your child. We will seek to work alongside you during your time as part of our school community. We believe the relationship between you and your school is pivotal to your child’s growth
Our staff are passionate Christian educators who respond innovatively to the needs of our students and the community. We maintain small class sizes that cater for students and create tailored education journeys that work with the needs of the individual and their family.
Like you as parents, we are on a continual journey. We continue to learn and change as we understand more about each child’s education needs and how we can best cater for every student within the classroom. We are on a ‘PEACE’ journey and desire to see the following displayed by all of our students, staff and parents:
Narrabri High School is a comprehensive co-educational high school which caters for students from Years 7 to 12.
Situated in the New England region of NSW, the school provides educational opportunities for students from the town as well as adjacent rural areas. The school has a well developed welfare network which supports students and which emphasises a concern for their growth and their well-being.
Narrabri High School prides itself on being genuinely comprehensive and on catering for the needs and aspirations of all students. A broad and comprehensive curriculum is provided and there is a tradition of academic excellence and high achievement in sports, the visual and performing arts, student leadership and a range of other extra-curricular activities.The school is well equipped with a number of specialist facilities. It has a farm, a large hall, computer laboratories, sporting oval and well-kept grounds.
Narrabri High School enjoys close ties with the local community which enable the school to provide additional opportunities for students. It is well supported by an active parent body, the business community and liaises extensively with local primary schools and TAFE.
Narrabri Public School is situated in the centre of Narrabri and provides learning for approximately 406 students, with 31%of the school population identifying as Aboriginal.
The school buildings and grounds are attractive and well maintained. In 2016 a new administration building was constructed and provides up to date facilities and a welcoming entrance for our families.
The school is committed to their vision statement to create confident and future focussed learners through innovative and engaging teaching practices. Students are our priority and the school promotes an environment reflective of high expectations for all students in academics, sporting, cultural and social endeavours.
This vision is reinforced by our core values of respect, resilience, responsibility, inclusion and achievement, shared and supported by our students, staff, parents and local community of schools.
Our school community views Narrabri Public School as a place where all students are supported in an inclusive, safe and caring learning environment.
A very positive climate exists at the school with a mixture of beginning and highly experienced staff members keen to work together to make a difference for all students.
We promote each child's development encouraging them to make the most of knowledge, wise decision making, responsible self-direction and caring relationships.
All parents and carers are welcomed at the school and encouraged to play an important part in the life of the school and the education of their children. The active P&C and School Council are an additional avenue for parent involvement.
Narrabri PS plays an important and active role in community events and enjoys a rewarding working relationship with our local community. This interaction has lead to a greater practical involvement of our students in lifelong learning experiences.
Narrabri Public School provides students with the opportunity to engage with a myriad of learning activities. Our well-resourced school has emphasis on the use of technology, with students being able to access computers, laptops, interactive whiteboards and panel boards.
Narrabri West Public School is situated on the south western edge of the town. The school has the advantage of having a Pre-School. In part the goals and directions at Narrabri West Public School state that we aim to develop an environment in which:
Narrabri West has expansive playing spaces with 4.5 hectares of playground, track and field facilities, cricket nets and netball courts. It also has an extensive technology network with all classrooms networked and a classroom emphasis on integrating ICT.
Pilliga Public School is a unique educational facility providing excellent education for children from the Pilliga township and surrounding properties. The school buildings and grounds are exceptionally well maintained.
The school's role in the community is of great significance. It is an inclusive community school wilth the school community feeling a strong sense of ownership and empowerment.
Pilliga Public School is a unique educational facility, situated on the North-West corner of the Pilliga Forest, 100kms west of Narrabri and 100kms east of Walgett. It is a P6 school with 12 students. K-6. The School's teaching and learning occurs in an inclusive, safe and caring environment, providing opportunities for all students to achieve.
Here at Sacred Heart, we know the importance of a holistic education for every child who enters our school gates each morning. This includes their academic, social, emotional and spiritual education. An authentic Catholic school is more than just a place where children learn the curriculum. It is a place where every student’s voice is heard, respected and valued.
We know that strong relationships with our parents form the cornerstone of a strong school. As parents, you are your child’s first educator and you know them best. We strive to work together with parents and carers to ensure that every child feels safe and happy at school. Our school staff have formed wonderful relationships with our families and we work together for the benefit of every child.
We are a Catholic Professional Learning Community that forms a part of the Armidale Catholic Diocese. We know the importance of genuine and authentic collaboration and work together with our students to instil these values into every school day. Our classrooms are equipped with contemporary furniture and learning spaces to foster collaboration and students have opportunities to utilise technology in the classroom through the use of Chromebooks for rich learning tasks.
St Francis Xavier’s Primary School is a co-educational Catholic Primary school (K- 6) in the Armidale Diocese and is situated in the rural town of Narrabri. Established in 1885 by the Sisters of St Joseph, the school has continued to grow and thrive, providing a quality Catholic education for over a hundred years. St Francis Xavier’s is a modern, well-equipped school that continues the traditions of the past.
St Francis Xavier’s offers a comprehensive and diverse curriculum that engages and empowers the learner in real and relevant learning experiences. A strong leadership program allows for students to make a difference within the school and the wider community.
At St Francis Xavier’s we enable a real knowledge of Christ as a model, to be experienced in all aspects of school life. We aim to create the richest possible learning environment for the intellectual, emotional, physical, social, and spiritual development of our learners. Highly professional teachers understand the needs of the whole child and foster a love of learning.
St Francis Xavier’s is an energetic school community where staff, parents, and students work collaboratively to develop a cohesive approach to education.
Wee Waa Public School is an educationally progressive and innovative school. Our emphasis is on providing quality learning through a combined teacher, parent and student approach. We care, we listen, and we work together to make our school a safe, happy and caring place.
A very positive climate exists in both the classroom and the playground. Parents feel welcome and we regularly see parents in the school, working with teachers, enjoying a sausage sizzle or lunch in a picnic like atmosphere with their children. Our school prepares children for the future. It is a place where children learn about life, learn to work in a team, learn to become tolerant and caring and feel able to take risks without being seen as failures.
We are leaders in our town, providing and continuing to provide support and training in a vast array of areas for our parents, teachers, students and the wider community. "We aim for the future and we value the past".
During Term: 3:15 pm to 5:30 pm
At Esteem Kids Group, we provide education and care for your kids with a personal touch. We focus on creating supportive environments and authentic relationships for children, families and communities that help to encourage creativity, passion, and curiosity in life.
Esteem Kids Group is an Out of School Hours Care centre that can help parents and carers feel confident in their children’s safety and education at all times of the year. The family-owned business is dedicated to providing the personal touch needed to encourage kids in their learning and growth and strives to create warm and authentic relationships that are long-lasting and satisfactory.
During Term: 2:45 pm to 6:00 pm
Holiday Care: 8:30 am to 5:30 pm
During Term: 6:30 am to 9 am and 3 pm to 6 pm
Holiday Care: 7:30 am to 5:30 pm
Monday to Friday 6:30 am to 6:30 pm
We’re part of your village at Community Kids Narrabri Child Care and Early Education Centre. Our early learning and long day care centre is ideally located for families living or commuting through Old Cemetery Road, Newell Highway and Spencer Street. We are conveniently located just down the road from Narrabri Public School, St Francis Xaviers School and Narrabri Station.
As soon as you walk through the doors of Narrabri child care centre, you will experience a world where children are inspired to explore, learn and grow. Our spacious outdoor environments include a dry creek bed, play area and a sandpit to engage all the senses. Children are provided time and space for uninterrupted play as they explore the outdoor spaces to test their limits and develop strength, balance, and self-confidence.
Our indoor environments invite exploration with quality resources and learning experiences. Children marvel, create, and test out their ideas as they play with a range of materials in purposeful play spaces. Our team of experienced educators plan play-based learning experiences around children’s interests and learning goals. Literacy and numeracy concepts are embedded in play-based learning, as children engage as architects, storytellers, scientists, artists and designers. You will also receive daily photos and updates of your child's learning and development through our parent app - Xplor.
You won’t need to worry about packing lunch and snacks for your child. We provide healthy, freshly made meals created daily by our in-house cook, catering for all dietary requirements including halal meals. Shared mealtimes between children and educators grow relationships, with opportunities to share stories and experiences, and model healthy eating practices. Allow us to treat you to a hot coffee and a snack during your morning drop-off.
Monday to Friday 7:45 am to 6 pm
Monday to Friday 7:45 am to 5:45 pm
Monday to Friday 9 am to 3:30 pm
Our preschool operates on a full day session basis. Children attend Monday and Tuesday or Thursday and Friday, with each group attending on alternate Wednesdays, creating a five day fortnight pattern. The children attend for the full year prior to Kindergarten enrolment.
We provide a program which enables the individual child to develop their natural curiosity to learn about themselves and the world around them. To do this we employ developmentally appropriate play experiences and activities based on the children's interests and abilities at the time.
We take into account the child's previous experiences and their individual needs and differences, and from this, an appropriate program is devised. It will include activities such as painting, drawing, pasting, collage, block building, puzzles, group games, music, movement, stories, role playing, sand and water play and other outdoor activities.
Monday to Friday 7:45 am to 5:45 pm
Monday to Friday 8 am to 6 pm
Monday to Friday 8 am to 5:30 pm
Tuesday and Wednesday 9:00 am to 3:00 pm
Ooranga educational programs are provided, based on the developmental needs, interests and experience of each child. At Ooranga our mission is to support individual child development through the provision of high quality education and care in your local community. Our educators do this by providing a weekly program which is developed by observing and engaging with each child.
Boggabri preschool is located on the corner of Laidlaw and Caxton street, on the premises of Sacred Heart Primary School. The fenced outdoor area has a large sandpit, bike path, play equipment, garden beds and cubby house.