• Parnngurr Community School
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Principal's Message

Welcome to the Parnngurr Community School.

Parnngurr is a remote Australian Indigenous Community located on the edge of the Great Sandy Desert. It is the tribal home of the Martu people whose ancestors have been here since the beginning of the Dream Time.

The Martu were some of the last of Australia‚Äôs Indigenous people to make contact with European Australians with many migrating from their desert lands into neighbouring pastoral stations and missions in the 1950s and 1960s. 

The old people of the Martu have first-hand experience of traditional life and have extensive traditional ecological knowledge of their country. This provides an important and time limited opportunity to preserve and transfer this knowledge before they pass away.

The community is proud of their school and everyone who is associated with the school is proud to be part of this very special community.

Todd Flanagan
Principal