Burringurrah Remote Community School (5715)

School Overview

Burringurrah Remote Community School is situated approximately 480kms east of Carnarvon and 310kms north-west of Meekatharra and is located within the registered Wajarri Yamatji Native Title claim area. It currently caters for approximately 41 students ranging from Years K- 12. A specialised team of early childhood teaching staff, experienced remote community staff and an experienced team of Aboriginal Education Officers provide children with an engaging and culturally rich learning environment. The school has a strong focus on improving school attendance through the use of incentive based programs, as well as a focus on numeracy and literacy.

Due to large variations in student ages and the subsequent challenges associated with teaching these age groups, Burringurrah Remote Community School prides itself on making every moment count as a learning opportunity. By doing so we allow students to develop a diverse range of skills and knowledge bases in order to work independently and gain confidence in the wider community.

In March 2012 students initiated the idea of choosing some words which reflect their beliefs about how students attending Burringurrah Remote Community School learn.


The words chosen by the students have become our school motto. They reflect our school's philosophy and form the basis of all we do at Burringurrah Remote Community School. The Education Department's guidelines for Aboriginal Education 2011-2014 and the Classrooms First policy plan for Government schools are based on best practice and evidence based research. All planning and pedagogy at Burringurrah Remote Community School is underpinned by these guidelines.

Recent upgrades to our library facilities have provided students with a modern learning environment aimed at improving literacy within our school and all classrooms are equipped with multimedia teaching facilities. Our school also has art facilities, a computer laboratory which is regularly made available to the whole community and a regular physical education program both within and after school hours for students of all ages. Outside, we have a basketball court, recently installed playground equipment and access to a large grassed oval. Burringurrah can be subject to extreme weather conditions. For this reason each building is equipped with reverse cycle air conditioning which aids in providing students with a comfortable learning environment all year round.

For more information about Burringurrah Remote Community School please view the recent school report located under the School Report Tab or contact one of our friendly staff.