• Parnngurr Community School
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Parnngurr Community School


Achievement Progress
and Engagement

Parnngurr Community School is a community governed school located 380kms north east of Newman. The school is the central focus of the community and is highly regarded.

The parents of Parnngurr are supportive of the school and are keen to send their children to be educated.

The community whilst very keen to embrace the educational opportunities, is also keen to work with its students and teachers to reinforce Martu culture. This is reflected in the school’s mission statement:

Parnngurr School Student Learning Cycle.

Parnngurr Community School aims to develop strong young Martu men and women by ensuring they attain educational outcomes that will provide them with a wide range of life opportunities while valuing their Indigenous culture.

  • Student entry age is flexible, but the minimum age is 3 1/2, unless approved by the Principal.
  • Students may remain enrolled at the school to the age of 20, at the discretion of the Principal.
  • At the time of enrolment the Parnngurr Community School enrolment form, including medical pro-forma, should be completed by the teacher.
  • Roll books must be filled out on a daily basis, with the attendance/enrolment totalled for each day, as per the guidelines in the Orientation section.
  • If a teacher becomes aware that a student has left the community on a permanent basis the Principal must be notified so that transfer procedures can be enacted.
  • Roll books must not be taken from the school grounds without authorisation from the Principal.


There are eight learning areas:

  • English
  • Mathematics
  • Science
  • Humanities and Social Science
  • The Arts (including Dance, Drama, Media Arts, Music, Visual Arts)
  • Languages
  • Health and Physical Education
  • Technologies (including Design and Technology, Digital Technologies).