Gunnedah Shire: Education



A high standard of education is available in Gunnedah Shire with a choice of either public or independent schooling. Gunnedah’s children are catered for locally from early childhood through to primary and secondary schooling, with some tertiary options. In addition to a variety of early child care facilities, Gunnedah Township boasts a choice of three preschools, two public primary schools, one Catholic primary school, one public secondary school, one Catholic secondary school, a Christian Community school (K-6) and importantly, a special needs school for students (K-12) with physical and intellectual
disabilities.

Junior Schools


Carroll Public School
Curlewis Public School
G S Kidd Memorial School
Gunnedah Public School
Gunnedah South Public School
Mullaley Public School

High Schools


Gunnedah High School
St Mary’s College (Catholic)

Further Education
New England Community College
TAFE New Enlgand


Junior Schools


Carinya Christian School

Address: 46 Elgin Street, Gunnedah
Phone: 02 6742 2766
Website: www.carinya.nsw.edu.au

The Gunnedah campus Carinya Christian School offers a Primary education for children from Kindergarten to Year 6. We also have a Kindergarten Preparatory program for children the year before they commence formal schooling.

Carinya Gunnedah occupies a traditional school building that has very large and roomy classrooms. Combining the old with the new, the school has a very good computer lab with internet access. All classrooms have wireless internet access allowing teachers to make full use of the school data projectors. Interactive whiteboard technology is also a favourite of many of the children.

One advantage of being a small school is that each child is known by all staff and plays a unique role in the close school community.

Consistent with Carinya’s policy of “home and school together” parents are encouraged into the school. The “Myoura Room” is where parents and staff congregate and mix over a cup of tea or coffee.

All of the Key Learning Areas from the Board of Studies curriculum are taught. The “flagship” of the curriculum is the subject called Core Studies. It is an integration of a number of Key Learning Areas that examines living in God’s world. All subjects demonstrate the lordship of Christ over all that can be studied, however, Core Studies brings this truth to bear on a range of topics from the Board of Studies syllabuses.


Carroll Public School

Address: David St, CarrollCarroll-Public-School
Phone: 02 6743 1722
Website: www.carroll-p.schools.nsw.edu.au

This school serves the village community of Carroll and its rural surrounds. Parents have chosen Carroll Public School because they value the atmosphere, individual learning opportunities and secure environment of the small school situation. The school provides opportunities for students to become involved in activities with other schools and in community events, so that the students gain the confidence and experience necessary to cope in a world outside Carroll.

Curlewis Public School

Address: Goran St, CurlewisCurlewis-Public-School
Phone: 02 6744 1239
Website: www.curlewis-p.schools.nsw.edu.au

Curlewis Public School is well equipped and set in spacious, shady grounds nineteen kilometres south of Gunnedah. The school is the centre of village life, with good parental and community involvement. Curlewis Public School aims to promote quality education for all in a happy, safe and caring school environment. Positive community attitudes are fostered with opportunities for staff and parents to make informed decisions.

G S Kidd Memorial School

Address: Stock Rd, GunnedahGSKidd-Memorial-School
Phone: 02 6742 1501
Website: www.gskiddmem-s.schools.nsw.edu.au

Caters for students in the moderate to severe range of intellectual disability; provides a place where the dignity and self worth of each student is of utmost importance; endeavours to ensure parents and caregivers feel comfortable in their role as contributors to their children’s education; is a place where whole of life learning occurs within a variety of community environments; designs individual programs including reading, writing, mathematics and the living skills and behaviours which allow students to function as independently as possible in their community.

Gunnedah Public School

Address: Bloomfield St, GunnedahGunnedah-Public-School
Phone: 02 6742 2266
Website: www.gunnedah-p.schools.nsw.edu.au

Gunnedah Public School provides students with quality educational programs delivered by highly qualified and dedicated teachers. With a strong academic focus, your child will enjoy unique opportunities that challenge and extend their learning across all Key Learning Areas.

Gunnedah South Public School

Address: Winder Place, GunnedahGunnedah-South-Public-School
Phone: 02 6742 1899
Website: www.gunnedahs-p.schools.nsw.edu.au

Gunnedah South Public School is set on nearly four hectares in a beautiful location at the southern end of the town. It provides expansive grounds and includes both infants and primary sections of the school encompassing sporting fields, playgrounds, shaded areas and vibrant classroom environments. Our school is devoted to excellence in all academic, sporting, cultural and social endeavours and we aim to give our students the best opportunities available. We value the important role of the wider community in our school and are fortunate to have many active community links within our school. Gunnedah South is an extremely well resourced school with a dedicated and committed staff. Many extra curricula opportunities are offered to support students hobbies and interests including: specific interest groups, SUPA club, gardening, band, public speaking , debating, guitar lessons and after school sports groups: all run voluntarily by teaching staff. Social and emotional learning is a large focus within our school. We employ Peer Support and You Can Do It programs as a proactive way to develop the student’s self esteem, confidence, peer relations and mutual respect for others. We strive to help every child achieve their potential and take their place as responsible and productive members of society.

Mullaley Public School

Address: Nombi St, MullaleyMullaley-Public-School
Phone: 02 6743 7852
Website: www.mullaley-p.schools.nsw.edu.au

Mullaley Public School is situated in the Liverpool Plains half an hour’s drive from the nearest major town in the area, Gunnedah. The school receives support from the Country Areas Program (C.A.P.). Providing a well balanced and quality education with an emphasis on literacy and numeracy is the aim of the school. It is hoped that the students will develop individual talents and skills needed to become valued members of society. Stop and Think is the school motto and we strive to help students develop these character qualities.

St Xavier’s (Catholic)

Address: Bloomfield St, Gunnedah
Phone: 02 6742 1136
Website: www.stxaviersgunnedah.catholic.edu.au

The atmosphere at St Xavier’s is very friendly and children are always encouraged to try their best, whether in class, at sport or in the playground. We are lucky at St Xavier’s to have a modern, well-equipped school where classroom resources are kept up to date. We have a new fully equipped multipurpose centre as well as a number of attractive play areas and gardens; current technology with a lab and computers connected to the Internet in every classroom and well maintained grassed and paved areas.

Tambar Springs Public School

Address: Mullaley-Coolah Rd, Tambar SpringsTambar-Springs-Public-School
Phone: 02 6744 23433
Website: www.tambarspr-p.schools.nsw.edu.au

Tambar Springs School is a picturesque school situated at the base of Mount Tambar overlooking the Liverpool Plains, where quality teaching and learning occurs in a safe and caring environment. Programs have been developed to promote the school tradition and culture where the wearing of school uniform, recognition of special events, formal assemblies and election of school leaders are valued by students, staff and community members.


Secondary Schools


Gunnedah High School

Address: South St, BoggabillaGunnedah-High-School
Phone: 02 6742 0155
Website: www.gunnedah-h.schools.nsw.edu.au

Gunnedah High is a happy school situated in the North West of the state. As well as serving the secondary students of the town, almost half the school population is drawn from the surrounding rural district bounded by Boggabri to the north, Breeza to the south, Mullaley to the west and east to Somerton. The Gunnedah and local area communities are experiencing renewal after a period of economic decline. This is due to the abundant supply of energy, raw materials and open space for manufacturing facilities. It is predicted that this will lead to increased enrolments at Gunnedah High and its partner primary schools in coming years.

St Mary’s College (Catholic)

Address:151 Bloomfield Street, Gunnedah
Phone: 02 6742 2124
Website: www.stmaryscollege.nsw.edu.au

St Mary’s College Gunnedah is a Catholic co-educational secondary school serving the Gunnedah region in North-West NSW. With a population of 408 students, St Mary’s provides a holistic Catholic education in a caring and stimulating environment following the tradition of the Sisters of Mercy who founded the College in 1879.

St Mary’s College Gunnedah has always had a strong academic focus with many students progressing to university studies. An active Vocational Educational and Training program has also provided students with a successful pathway into apprenticeships and traineeships.

Cultural pursuits have always been a part of St Mary’s College and the band and choir prove very popular with students and parents. A comprehensive sporting program provides students with an opportunity to excel, representing the College at CCC and State levels.

Further Education

Community College Northern Inland

Address:39 Chandos Street, Gunnedah
Phone: 02 6742 5630
Website: communitycollegeni.nsw.edu.au

Community College Northern Inland provides innovative education and employment related training programs to meet the needs of our local communities. Community College Northern Inland provides a regular service to the communities of: Barraba, Bingara, Gunnedah, Inverell, Moree, Narrabri, Warialda and other targeted areas as needs are identified.

TAFE New England

Address: Hunter Street , GunnedahTAFE-New-England
Phone: 02 6742 9600
Website: www.tne.edu.au

Located in the fertile Liverpool Plains of the Namoi River valley, TAFE New England Gunnedah campus offers a wide range of courses to meet the educational and training needs of the local community.

Our Gunnedah campus offers a range of courses and training in the areas of nursing, engineering, automotive, aged care and children’s services, education support, small business management, computing, general education, beauty therapy, and more.