Jigalong Remote Community School (5224)

School Overview






Jigalong is an Aboriginal community 170 kilometres east of Newman on the edge of the Great Sandy Desert in the Pilbara. The community was brought into the international spotlight with the movie - 'The Rabbit-Proof Fence' which is located alongside Jigalong.

Jigalong Remote Community School enjoys a community atmosphere and a positive learning environment in beautiful surrounds. We have a proud academic tradition and maximise every learning opportunity to shape our students' future through high quality, culturally enriched teaching and learning. We focus on developing students who respect themselves and others and strive to achieve their potential.
Students first language is Martu Wangka with proficiency in Aboriginal English. Our school is somewhere you can really walk in two worlds and distance is no barrier to excellence.
We offer a unique set of facilities including a library, museum, purpose built science laboratory, sensory room, workshop, booster class, language room and an inspiring outdoor play area classroom.

Our students can access state of the art technology including virtual reality headsets, 3D printing, laser engraving and green screen media. We also have a purpose built 4WD off road bus which allows students to continue their learning on country.

Behaviour management is supported by our Aboriginal and Islander Education Officers to ensure family and school work hand in hand in a community approach.
Students at Jigalong Remote Community School are supported in pastoral care by local staff, remote area nurses, educational physiologist support and the Jiji program of occupational health, speech therapists and physiotherapists. We also work with World Vision, Mission Australia and Telethon.
The local people are Martu and self-manage their community; striving to maintain their traditional culture and values. Our school council allows a community voice in the school decision making process.

To find out more about our school please call (08) 9175 7022