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Being so close to the education centre of Armidale and with a great range of local schools, Uralla is well served to provide a high standard of education to its residents. Uralla has a range of day care and pre-school options, one Catholic primary school, and one public central school that caters for students in Kindergarten to Year 12. As Armidale is only 20 minutes away, some students choose to catch one of the many school buses that run each day to attend one of the fantastic schools there. Uralla also has access to tertiary education via Armidale, with the University of New England (UNE) and a large campus of the New England Institute of TAFE only 20 minutes away.
New England Community College Inc (NECC) offers a diverse range of certificate courses, general interest courses, computer training and literacy and numeracy tuition in the New England area. We have offices in Guyra, Armidale and Glen Innes.
For work or pleasure, for income or leisure, NECC is your local Registered Training Organisation. Our certificate courses are nationally recognised qualifications.
All young people deserve opportunities and support to succeed in life. We aim to maximise life skills in as many students as possible.
BCS is an innovative school set in a picturesque location on the banks of the Gwydir River. Its grounds, gardens, and neat and clean appearance obviously contribute to the tone of an orderly pleasant and productive school environment. The school has a family atmosphere with close ties to the community and a culture of close student support whilst achieving at the highest levels of interschool competition in sport.
There are four classes in primary and classes in Years 7 to 12 are taught by eight teachers.Years 11 and 12 are supported by teachers from Dubbo Distance Education and all senior lessons are staffed by BCS teachers with online and video conferenced lessons in addition.Mature aged students are also enrolled in a variety of in school TAFE courses conducted out of school hours.
The school has close ties with the Inverell Community of Schools and it is common that students and parents work and play across an interconnected district.
The school is the focal point for this community. It is recognised by the community that students attending this school will receive individual attention in terms of both academic and social needs, this being achieved through the staff's knowledge of every student. By virtue of its size and isolation the community welcomes the development of confidence and openness in the students ensuring that each social contact is fully exploited. At Kingstown we aim to: develop positive attitudes to academic work and the pursuit of excellence; provide a child centered curriculum which acknowledges lateral, accelerated and remedial activities in line with state priorities; develop skills and attitudes which enable students to make choices about their future lives; instill a respect for the rights of others to live their lives in peace, co-operation and free from discrimination; ensure resources and facilities support curriculum implementation and address the students' needs; and develop a respect for the environment and recognition of its importance to the future of our society.
St Joseph's Primary School is a small rural Catholic systemic co-educational school located in Uralla. St Joseph's was established by the Sisters of Saint Joseph in 1886. In that year, Mother Mary MacKillop (Saint Mary of the Cross) paid a visit to the school. Mother Mary wrote in her diary, on 29 April 1896, that she 'was very pleased with the school and children'.
St Joseph's is a vibrant Christ centred community, well-supported by the parish and parent body. The Gospel values, including faith, respect and service, guide and permeate all learning and behaviour. A high standard of education is provided for the students, strengthened by the teaching and example of Catholic faith and tradition. Students are encouraged, to develop to their full potential, in an inclusive and supportive climate of love, respect and acceptance.
Student engagement is the key to learning. Dedicated and enthusiastic teachers strive to ensure that student learning is both meaningful and inspiring. Children are exposed to an array of activities that encourages them to extend themselves in all Key Learning Areas of the curriculum. They develop values, skills and knowledge within an engaging and inspiring environment. Classrooms are large, well resourced flexible learning spaces that allow for 21st century learning to take place. Students have access to Chromebooks, iPads and Promethean boards to further support learning, allowing
them to keep up to date with the ever changing world of technology.
Teacher capacity continues to be built, in order to deliver the curriculum to students, by working collaboratively to enhance a more flexible and engaging learning program. St Joseph's remains focused on the needs of each and every individual student, whilst adapting programs to promote maximum learning growth and well-being.
Many extracurricular activities, that engage students and support the delivery of the NSW Syllabus, are included in the curriculum. These include the school's Organic Learning, a sheep manure business and the garden projects which not only beautify the school but also provide fresh vegetables for students to snack on. Many and varied visiting incursions and co-curricular and extracurricular excursions are conducted. Specialist coaches are accessed to support the school sport program, enabling student skill development.
The school values its place in the Uralla and wider community. The school participates in the local Thunderbolt's festival, Anzac Day and Remembrance Day ceremonies as well as contributing to the local Uralla Arts Festival and Australia Day activities. The school participates in a variety of local and diocesan cultural and sporting activities.
Uralla Central School in various incarnations has proudly served its local community for 158 years.
We believe that we provide a learning environment that caters for all students in a caring environment and provide enrichment, innovation, opportunity and success for all students from Kindergarten to Year 12. The natural beauty of the school grounds and location is augmented by the excellent facilities provided for all of our learners – a rare mix of the nineteenth, twentieth and twenty-first-century infrastructure.
Dedicated staff works diligently to foster the development of a positive and proactive learning culture where all learners are encouraged to pursue excellence in all its forms. The school motto, ‘Resurgam’, ‘I arise’ encapsulates this notion that as women and men from Uralla we are always striving to be better.
Monday to Friday 7 am to 9am and 3 pm to 6pm
Our Before School Care service provides a wide range of activities to engage and educate your child when you need to get to work early. During this time, we engage your child in play-based experiences and get ready for their school day while also giving them a chance for social interaction with friends, both old and new. The activities we help your child feel at home with their peers, becoming comfortable in their everyday activities and grow in confidence.
Whether you need to collect your child at 4 PM, 5 PM, or 6 PM, our After School Care service is there to help your child unwind and relax after a day at school. We help them complete their homework, provide snacks and refreshments, and also let them have fun with their friends who stay after school with them. This service is a fantastic chance for further social interaction, and many kids find they never want to leave!
We are a community based, not for profit organisation, established in 1983. We register and support qualified Educators who deliver home based childcare, before and after school care and vacation care. Armidale Family Day Care Educators are located in Armidale, Guyra, Uralla and Walcha.
We seek to build a sense of belonging within Armidale Family Day Care, forming partnerships with children, families, staff, and community. We work in partnership with families, Educators, staff, and management, encouraging their input and respecting their diverse values beliefs and cultures. We recognise the learning potential in the natural environment and acknowledge our responsibility to work towards a sustainable future. We respect children’s rights as developing, capable, individuals and strive to provide them with security, consistency and learning through nurturing relationships
Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday 8:20 am to 3:50 pm
Tuesday and Thursday 8:30 am to 4 pm
Monday to Friday 7 am to 6 pm
At TG's Child Care, we're like a big family, and we've got a special place in Uralla where we play and learn together. TG's takes a big step further to be trusted by families and the communities as the stewardship of children's future. TG's has a long term vision to continue with our lifelong mission of making Playing is Learning for Life not just sustainable but also relevant to the ever-changing modern world. It means giving children the skills and tools they need for sustainable learning while nurturing responsibility, appreciation, care, love, kindness and teamwork. It's about going beyond Big School and continuing Playing It Forward even after they leave TG’s.
TG's Child Care is owned and run by a family who really cares about you, your family, our professional caring Educators and the community. We're here to make life easier for everyone in Uralla. So, if you're a parent or a little one, we've got your back! TG's Child Care is where playing is learning for life, and we're excited to have you join the fun!
Monday to Thursday 8 am to 3:30 pm
Friday 8 am to 12:30 pm
Uralla Preschool is a community based, not for profit organisation operated by a parent management committee. The educators and families of this service believe that this educational setting should provide a safe, welcoming and challenging environment in which children are encouraged to be active participants in learning. All our educators are qualified and have a warm and enthusiastic approach to teaching children, focusing on positive interactions, inclusion and respect.