Inverell Shire: Education



The Inverell District offers a full range of educational facilities including: 4 Long Day Care Centres, 3 Pre Schools, mobile Pre-school services, 2 Primary Schools, Private Catholic School (K to 10), 2 High Schools, TAFE, Adult and Community Education, University Access Centre, Vacation care during School Holidays.

Primary Schools
Gilgai Public School
Gum Flat Public School
Inverell Public School
Ross Hill Public School

Central School
Holy Trinity School (Catholic)

High Schools
Inverell High School
Macintyre High School

Tertiary Study
TAFE New Enlgand

Adult and Community Training
New England Community College


Primary Schools


Gilgai Public School

Address: Woodford Pl, GilgaiGilgai Public School
Phone: 02 6723 1309
Website: www.gilgai-p.schools.nsw.edu.au

Gilgai Public School is a dynamic school that provides a quality education that will challenge and inspire your child to reach their full potential. The school provides a framework for the development of your child’s positive well-being through the ‘You Can Do It!’ program, promoting confidence, resilience, organisation, persistence and getting along together.

The school has excellent resources that facilitate your child’s education. Spacious learning areas, a new library, music room, well equipped classrooms, innovative technological resources, sporting equipment and attractive playgrounds enhance the learning experience. They are a proud member of the Sapphire Community of Schools, working together to provide the best possible education for all students. Their professional, dedicated staff provide excellent opportunities and experiences that will equip your child to fulfil their dreams, reach their goals and become productive, valuable members of our community.

Gum Flat Public School

Address: 958 Copeton Dam Rd, Gum FlatGum Flat Public School
Phone: 02 6723 2883
Website: www.gumflat-p.schools.nsw.edu.au

Gum Flat Public School, 16 kms west of Inverell in Northern NSW, has achieved 126 years of successful public education. Their strong teaching and administration team, along with our parent and wider community, are committed to providing a caring environment of stimulation, opportunity, participation and achievement for the individual child, the teachers and the support staff. The school is supported by a strong and active Parents and Citizens Association. They hold regular functions designed to foster school and community unity and raise money to support student programs. Gum Flat Public School is a focus for the village and the cooperation between the school and community groups benefits the students with many school supports such as donations, working bees and shared use of facilities. Students from the school have demonstrated success in academic programs, sporting endeavours and are successful citizens locally and globally. The school are proud of their achievements in all areas under the school motto, ‘Caring and Achieving’. Enviable physical surrounds ensure Gum Flat Public School’s place in the Sapphire Community of Schools as a school with a big heart, a lot to offer and a willingness to share at all levels.

Inverell Public School

Address: Henderson St, InverellInverell Public School
Phone: 02 6722 3072
Website: www.inverell-p.schools.nsw.edu.au

Inverell Public School, in partnership with its community, is a learning community committed to achieving and preserving excellence for each student. We work to provide a caring and supportive educational environment, incorporating positive academic, social, creative and sporting skills, supported by strong moral values. Through the provision of quality educational programs we aim to develop each student towards individual success, in a positive climate that encourages life-long learning and ongoing improvement.

Ross Hill Public School

Address: Andrew St, Inverell
Phone: 02 6722 2475
Website: www.rosshill-p.schools.nsw.edu.au

Ross Hill Public School is an inclusive and child-centred school that encourages every student from Kindergarten to Year 6 to reach their full potential. The school is a recognised leader in the pursuit of excellence, innovation and community partnerships. Our community supports and promotes the values of excellence, respect, responsibility, co-operation, honesty and participation. Their mission is to provide a safe, secure and happy learning environment, where students become lifelong learners and have a You can do it! philosophy by effectively using the five keys to success- Confidence, Organisation, Resilience, Persistence and Getting along with others. Students achieve strong all-round academic excellence. Students accomplish exceptional success in dance, drama, music, visual arts, sport, leadership, environmental education, debating and public speaking. Students are offered opportunities for successful participation in statewide and national events in sport, dance, public speaking, debating and university competitions. The school has a proud history and reputation for achieving many awards for the exemplary programs offered.

Staff enthusiastically embrace and implement innovations in all areas of school life to ensure the best possible learning opportunities for students. The caring and supportive teachers facilitate learning programs with intellectual challenge within stimulating and vibrant learning environments. The school’s rich, diverse and innovative programs include the integration of state of the art technology in every classroom, a computer laboratory, successful literacy and numeracy programs, integration of all Key Learning Areas, support programs tailored to meet individual needs including a speech pathology program, a Thinking Skills program for gifted and talented students, student leadership programs, a peer support program, a Toastmasters public speaking skills program, playground equipment and games, music and dance groups, visual arts programs, a purpose-built creative arts room, transition programs, physical activity programs and the You Can Do It! social and emotional program.

Parents, carers, local businesses and the wider local Inverell community are highly supportive of the school. Many parents volunteer their time to assist in classrooms, in the school canteen, with music and dance programs, with the implementation of literacy programs, in fund-raising activities, the clothing pool, school banking and in our school library. The school enjoys strong relationships and encouragement from local support agencies. The P&C is a highly active and passionate group of parents who contribute significantly to school improvement. We welcome you to come and visit our school.


Central School

Holy Trinity School

Address: Moore Street, Inverell
Phone: 02 6722 4066
Website: www.holytrinity.nsw.edu.au

Holy Trinity School Inverell is a co-educational central school in the Diocese of Armidale providing a caring, nurturing learning environment for students from Kindergarten to Year 10.

Catholic foundations, in the traditions of the Sisters of Mercy and the De La Salle Brothers, underpin their approach to teaching and learning, providing an education that fosters faith development and is grounded in community involvement and social justice. Holy Trinity offer students the challenge of achieving personal excellence in all areas of school life and encourage them to become independent learners, equipping them with the skills necessary for life-long learning. This is a community that encourages all students to value and respect themselves and others in their journey of faith, learning and life.

Holy Trinity functions as one school, with Primary and Secondary sections working closely together to build the community’s mission and goals. A policy of inclusion is promoted, assuring that the educational needs of the students are addressed by our dedicated staff. Students have access to modern classrooms and facilities and technology is integrated across the curriculum to provide students of all age groups with a wide range of academic and co-curricular opportunities including sport, music, drama, debating, outdoor education and visual arts to assist both academic and social development. Excellent academic results complement the many achievements by their students.


High Schools


Inverell High School

Address: Brae St, InverellInverell High School
Phone: 02 6722 3777
Website: www.inverell-h.schools.nsw.edu.au

Inverell High School is a comprehensive public high school with a strong and well recognised culture of achievement. The school seeks to provide excellent standards in a caring and stimulating environment. Its basic purpose is to offer a strong, inclusive and comprehensive academic and vocational curriculum while still providing sporting, social and cultural opportunities for all. There is a strong tradition of parent body and student participation in school business and our unique and positive links with the local community are widely acknowledged.

Macintyre High School

Address: Swanbrook Rd, InverellMacintyre High School
Phone: 02 6722 1555
Website: www.mhsinverell.com.au

Macintyre High School is in Inverell on the northern tablelands of New South Wales. The school has a reputation for high academic achievement and excellence in sport, technology and cultural pursuits. Built in 1973, it has modern, well-equipped laboratories, classrooms, computer rooms and Novell and Windows NT networks. Recent improvements include the continuing maintenance and upgrading of an administrative area, conference centre and art gallery, and the upgrading of grounds and playground. The school prides itself on catering for all students, providing them with opportunities to develop their talents and skills and preparing them for the future. An innovative, flexible and progressive curriculum promotes excellence and high academic, cultural, vocational, sporting and technological performance in a happy and caring environment.


Tertiary Facilities

TAFE New England

Address: Evans Street, InverellTAFE-New-England
Phone: 02 6721 9000

TAFE New England Inverell campus provides courses and flexible learning options that meet both local and state-wide needs. The region around the town of Inverell is the world’s leading producer of sapphires and is also a major gem fossicking area. Inverell is also recognised as one of Australia’s top producers of high quality honey.

The Inverell campus provides courses in the areas of transport, construction, business services, retail, arts and media, information technology (computing), welding, nursing, welfare, children’s services, rural industries and general education.

Inverell is the only campus in TAFE NSW offering the Gemstone Faceting Techniques course.


Adult and Community Education

Community College Northern Inland

Phone: 02 6721 3656
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.