Remote School Attendance Strategy
All families want a good education and a better future for their kids. The Remote School Attendance Strategy is about working together – with schools, families, parents and community organisations – to ensure all children go to school every day.
Contact: Hilary Dunn, Coordinator 08 8970 9176
There are 5 schools on the Tiwi Islands:
Melville IslandPularumpi School
Pirlangimpi has a population of about 300 people. The school takes students from Pre-school to Year 8. At Year 6 or 7 many of the students leave to attend boarding colleges in Darwin, such as St Johns and Kormilda. Some of the students choose to go to the local boarding school, Tiwi College.
Wurrumiyanga community has a population of 1600 people. Current enrolment at Murrupurtiyanuwu Catholic Primary School is over 240, from Pre-school to Year 6. MCPS has a combined staff of 42, 30 of whom are Indigenous.
Wurrumiyanga community has a population of 1600 people. Current enrolment at Xavier Catholic College is over 110, catering for students from Year 7 to Year 13. Year 13 is a flexible course of study for students of any age to complete credits towards the NTCET.