Guyra Shire: Education
Guyra provides education options for the entire family from pre-school and early childhood learning through to primary and secondary schools and easy access to tertiary options. Guyra Shire has five public primary schools scattered around the smaller localities as well as a Catholic primary school in the centre of town. Guyra also has a public central school that caters for K-12. Armidale is also close by with the University of New England and a New England Institute of TAFE campus.
Address: Ebor Road, Guyra
Phone: 02 6779 1578
Bald Blair School is a picturesque rural school situated 11kms from Guyra. The school’s central aim is for all students to attain the highest possible educational standard of which they are capable. It is the belief of the school community that this will be achieved by providing explicit teaching and learning in an environment not unlike that of the family, where trust, care, mutual support and co-operation enhance quality learning outcomes. The school encourages its students to participate and be challenged by a balanced, sequential curriculum appropriate to their stage of development.
Ben Lomond Public School
Address: Inn Rd, Ben Lomond
Phone: 02 6733 2001
Ben Lomond Public School promotes a caring, nurturing learning environment in which students are challenged to develop intellectually, socially, physically and emotionally. Students have the opportunity to develop responsibility and leadership skills. The school enjoys a co-operative relationship between students, staff, parents and community. The parents and community are supportive of school programs. Their activities and fund raising events are inclusive and welcoming to all members of the school community.
The school regularly participates in sporting, cultural and educational excursions at local, regional and state level. The school’s motto, ‘Above All’, reflects our belief that students should always try to achieve their best in everything they do.
Black Mountain Public School
Address: 815 Black Mountain Rd, Black Mountain
Phone: 02 6775 0192
Black Mountain Public School, situated in an idyllic setting, is the focal point of a small community located in the Northern Tablelands area of NSW. This community is made up of farmers and others who travel to the City of Armidale or town of Guyra to work in a variety of trades. Since its establishment in 1882 the school has prospered according to the fortunes of the rural community, and has alternated between being a one-teacher and two-teacher school. Although a large number of students come from the surrounding properties, a bigger percentage travel by bus from Guyra.
The school has as its central aim the education of students to attain the highest possible educational standard of which they are capable. It is the belief of the school community that this will be achieved by providing quality teaching in an environment not unlike that of the family where trust, care, mutual support and cooperation enhance quality learning. The Black Mountain badge has the words “Fellowship in Learning”, which reflects the belief that students should be educated in an atmosphere where they help one another to achieve their own potential.
St Mary of the Angels (Catholic)
Address: Malpas Street, Guyra
Phone: 02 6779 1661
St Mary of the Angels school is a small, Catholic school offering excellence in education within a rural setting. A major feature of the school is the welcoming family atmosphere where students and parents work together in harmony.
Ebor Public School
Address: Ebor St, Ebor
Phone: 02 6775 9136
Ebor Public School welcomes students and their families to their well resourced school, which provides a consistent, safe and supportive environment in which all their students can reach their full potential. Their school aims to assist in the development of happy children who are good citizens, always caring of others, motivated, conscientious, confident and self-disciplined. Due to small class size and outstanding student to teacher ratios, they are able to provide each of their students with a learning plan specifically tailored to their individual needs and talents.
Ebor Public School is special in that each of their students has their own computer, which is dedicated to their use of technology across all the Key Learning Areas. New programs include Environmental Education community partnerships and achievements in the Creative and Practical Arts. Literacy and Numeracy are school focus areas, which are further supported by extra DET staffing and funding. Students participate in regular excursions and Combined Small Schools’ Days, providing many opportunities for students to interact and learn within a large group of peers. The school has a supportive P&C, with parents who are invited to be actively involved in their children’s school life. If you are interested in any special activities, such as supporting student reading, being involved in the Active After School Communities (AASC) sports program, or have other talents you would like to share, you will be more than welcome at their small school! Ebor Public School plays an important role in our community by providing a focal point for many community and school based meetings or activities. The pride they have in their school is reflected in the school motto: While we learn we grow.
Tingha Public School
Address: 54 Ruby St, Tingha
Phone: 02 6723 3437
Tingha Public School is caring and supportive and provides an enjoyable, stimulating and challenging learning environment. They develop physical and social abilities within a small school, family atmosphere where tolerance of students of all ages is a key factor, enabling students to interact and learn from each other.
Guyra Central School
Address: Marne Street, Guyra
Phone: 02 6779 0844
Guyra Central School is a progressive school with highly motivated staff providing exceptional learning opportunities for all of their students from Kindergarten to Year 12. They aim to ensure that our students are provided with a wealth of opportunities to achieve success in academic, sporting, cultural and vocational pursuits.
As a central school, teaching expertise and skills can be shared across primary and secondary contexts to enrich the learning of students. An extensive and challenging curriculum is offered, with a strong middle school program to foster the continuity of learning as students move from primary to the secondary school. At Guyra Central School take pride in their capacity to provide rich and innovative educational experiences for all students. Their goal is to empower our students with values, skills, and knowledge to become valuable members of their local community and beyond.
New England Community College
Address: 136 Bradley Street, Guyra
Phone: 02 6779 2132
The New England Community College (NECC) located in Guyra, Uralla, Walcha and Armidale, offers a diverse range of certificate courses, general interest courses, computer training and Literacy and Numeracy. For work or pleasure, for income or leisure NECC is your local Registered Training Organization. Certificate courses are nationally recognized qualifications.
TAFE New England
Beardy Street, Armidale
Phone: 02 6773 7700
The Armidale campus of the New England Institute of TAFE offers courses in a wide range of industry areas, from trades & primary industries, business administration, visual arts, screen studies and graphic design to allied health and community services, tourism & hospitality, English as a second language and literacy and numeracy, among others. They offer flexible study options to suit a variety of work and life situations.
University of New England
Phone: 02 6773 3333
Located in neighboring Armidale, the University of New England is a short commute from Guyra. UNE is Australia’s oldest regional university offering more than 200 courses at undergraduate, postgraduate coursework and higher degree research levels. More than 87,000 people have graduated from UNE, with many of them going on to hold senior positions around Australia – and abroad – in business, government, education, research, and community development.
UNE offers access to modern communication technology and enhanced tertiary education opportunities in the New England and North West region through six 24/7 Regional Study Centres equipped with the latest information technology infrastructure. Guyra has an 24/7 access centre located in a seperate building at the rear of the Guyra Shire Council office on the corner of Bradley and Moredun Streets. For further information, see www.une.edu.au/campus-life/campus-information/regional/other-centres