Liverpool Plains Shire: Education



There are many options available in the Liverpool Plains for all levels of education. There are preschools and early learning centres in many of the smaller towns in the shire, as well as in Quirindi itself. At a primary level there are public primary schools in Werris Creek, Wallabadah, Willow Tree, Premer and Quirindi with a public high school servicing the entire shire in Quirindi.

Junior Schools


Currabubula Public School
Premer Public School
Quirindi Public School
Spring Ridge Public School
St Joseph’s Primary School (Catholic)
Walhallow Public School
Wallabadah Public School
Werris Creek Public School
Willow Tree Public School

Secondary Schools


Quirindi High School

Further Education

TAFE New Enlgand
Tamworth Community College


Primary Schools

Blackville Public School

Address: O’Neile St, BlackvilleBalckville-Public-School
Phone: 02 6747 4024
Website: www.blackville-p.schools.nsw.edu.au

Blackville Public School is a small rural school situated on the picturesque and productive Liverpool Plains. The support of our active P&C and School Council, together with strategic use of CAP funding, ensure Blackville Public School is very well-resourced in both the human and physical sense. We are able to achieve outstanding outcomes for our students by supporting student learning through excellent student-teacher ratios, as well as quality teaching and learning programs. Together with our excellent programs in Literacy and Numeracy, our programs in Creative Arts, Sport and Technology compensate for our geographic isolation and integrate our students into the wider community. At Blackville Public School we foster a cooperative, caring learning environment where students develop the skills, knowledge, attitudes and values to become life-long learners and well-rounded citizens. Our school motto “Strive to Achieve” symbolises the value we place on attaining personal excellence.

Currabubula Public School

Address: Bolton St, CurrabubulaCurrabubula-Public-School
Phone: 02 6768 9010
Website: www.currabubul-p.schools.nsw.edu.au

Currabubula Public School offers its students an attractive learning environment that is the focus of a small rural community. We strive to create a safe and caring environment where the children and their learning are valued. The school enjoys a proud tradition of strong community support and participation.

Premer Public School

Address: Ellerslie St, PremerPermer-Public-School
Phone: 02 6744 2125
Website: www.premer-p.schools.nsw.edu.au

The small school at Premer on the southern edge of the Liverpool Plains is situated an hour’s drive from major towns in the area. A well balanced and quality education is the aim of the school. It is expected that the students will develop individual talents and skills needed to become valued members of society. ‘Work and Honour’ is the school motto and we strive to help students develop these qualities.

Quirindi Public School

Address: Munro St, QuirindiQuirindi-Public-School
Phone: 02 6746 1565
Website: www.quirindi-p.schools.nsw.edu.au

Quirindi Public School is a rural school that draws pupils from diverse backgrounds. It enjoys strong community support. The school fosters academic, artistic, sporting and social achievement by providing a stimulating and challenging learning environment. It encourages a philosophy of a happy and safe school through a caring and supportive environment. Quirindi Public School enjoys a reputation for its picturesque grounds and attractive buildings.

Spring Ridge Public School

Address: Darby Rd, Spring RidgeSpring-Ridge-Public-School
Phone: 02 6747 3855
Website: www.springridg-p.schools.nsw.edu.au

At Spring Ridge Public School we endeavour to build on the skills which enable students to reach their full potential. We aim to provide a happy and secure learning environment, encouraging children to act as responsible members of an ever changing society.

St Joseph’s Primary School (Catholic)

Address: 18 Thomas Street, Quirindi
Phone: 02 6746 1033
Website: www.stjosephsquirindi.nsw.edu.au

St Joseph’s Primary School, Quirindi, strives to promote the holistic growth and development of each student, through meaningful relationships with God and each other. At St Joseph’s we endeavour to:

  • Create and nurture an environment that embraces Christian values as reflected in the Gospel.
  • Recognise the uniqueness of each child and through a variety of learning experiences, develop their potential, acknowledge their gifts and prepare them for life.
  • Provide excellence in all curriculum areas, with the Catholic ethos being paramount in the child’s education.
  • Through positive reinforcement, encourage each child to take responsibility for decisions made, within a secure and caring environment.

St Joseph’s School is committed to providing Catholic Education embodying the Gospel values of love, faith, respect, friendship, forgiveness, peace, justice and acceptance. Thus, we invite all to ‘Come! Share the Spirit!’

Walhallow Public School

Address: Mooki River, CaroonaWalhallow-Public-School
Phone: 02 6747 4717
Website: www.walhallow-p.schools.nsw.edu.au

Walhallow is a small school nestled deeply within the hills of the North West Slopes, located around 45mins South-West of Tamworth. Our vibrant and prosperous students all identify as Aboriginal which allows the school to be only one of five schools in the state with an all Aboriginal enrolment. We have individualised support programs, a large community involvement and a rigorous focus on curriculum.

Wallabadah Public School

Address: 28 Martyn Street, WallabadahWallabadah-Public-School
Phone: 02 6746 5512
Website: www.wallabadah-p.schools.nsw.edu.au

Wallabadah Public School is the focus of the local community and enjoys strong local support. The children are well catered for in small multi-age classes which focus on traditional values and quality teaching. The children’s backgrounds include farming families and families that live in the village. The children are happy, co-operative and enthusiastic. The uniform is worn with outstanding pride and enjoys excellent support in the community. Wallabadah has experienced teachers who are happy to take on new ideas and approaches. They always strive to meet each child’s individual learning needs. The children at the school enjoy an extremely high level of participation in sport, music and leadership opportunities. They benefit from the small school environment both academically and socially. “Excellence in Learning” is the motto of Wallabadah Public School. A warm, supportive environment combines with experienced teachers to attain this motto. The school seeks to ensure maximum parent and child participation, overcome isolation and ensure each child gets the best education possible.

Werris Creek Public School

Address: 68 Dewhurst Street, Werris CreekWerris-Creek-Public-School
Phone: 02 6768 706
Website: www.werriscrk-p.schools.nsw.edu.au

Our school has a reputation for excellence in Literacy and Numeracy and is a Centre of Excellence in The Arts. Our students are a delightful group and our school has a genuine family atmosphere. The students know and support each other. There is a climate of tolerance, fair play and togetherness within the student body, and a culture of continuous improvement amongst the staff. The school community is very supportive. Our successful programs include Transition (Kindergarten preparatory Terms 3 and 4) class; Count Me In Too and mathematical thinking programs which include the Newmans Error Analysis; Parents as Partners; Performing Arts, K to 6 Comprehension, and Positive Behaviour for Learning program. Our special features include: beautiful manicured grounds and ovals with a spacious outdoor learning centre; covered play areas and walkways; structured student support and enrichment programs; whole school excursions; Interactive Whiteboards in every classroom; mobile laptop laboratory; Reading Recovery Program; and air-conditioning in all rooms.

Willow Tree Public School

Address: 2-4 Merriwa Road, Willow TreeWillow-Tree-Public-School
Phone: 02 6747 1371
Website: www.willowtree-p.schools.nsw.edu.au

Willow Tree Public School is a small, friendly, community school which assists children to develop their full potential educationally, emotionally and socially in a safe and caring atmosphere. We Aim High in all that we do. The school programs provide every child with the best possible education and opportunities. We provide a stimulating and challenging learning environment where risk taking is encouraged. Above all we want the students to feel happy and secure. A strong welfare policy focuses on developing independent and responsible students. We constantly monitor school programs and children’s progress to achieve the highest educational outcomes possible.


Secondary Schools

Quirindi High School

Address: Hill St, Quirindi Quirindi-High-School
Phone: 02 6746 1177
Website: www.quirindi-h.schools.nsw.edu.au

Quirindi High School is a rural school and is proud to develop programs which meet the needs of the student community. The school aims to provide individual educational excellence in a country atmosphere. The school is well resourced, air-cooled and has outstanding agricultural, technology and art facilities. The small size of the school allows students to have individual attention, however there is a wide range of subject choices. Students have achieved in many areas: drama, art, sport, academic and agricultural. The school enjoys strong support from local community groups.


Further Education

TAFE New England

Address: Henry and East Streets, QuirindiTAFE-New-England
Phone: 02 6746 4100
Website: www.tne.edu.au

Located in the foothills of the Great Dividing Range, TAFE New England Quirindi campus provides courses and flexible learning options to meet the needs of the district’s rural communities and small businesses. Our Quirindi campus also offers courses in retail, aged care, business studies, child studies, information technology (computers) and general & vocational education.

Tamworth Community College

Address:TAFE Campus, Corner Henry and East Streets, Quirindi
Phone: 02 6763 0630 (Head Office in Tamworth)
Website: www.tamworth.nsw.edu.au

Tamworth Community College Inc (TCC) is a community based non for profit organisation and Registered Training Organisation (RTO) providing quality training to local businesses and community members. At Tamworth Community College we aim to deliver the best accredited training and leisure courses possible. Our staff and tutors are responsive to the needs of the local community and businesses. Each term sees the College offer the communities favourite courses and a range of new and exciting courses that aim to provide solutions to these needs. The College also conducts customised training and courses for specific industries and community groups. TCC is proud to continue to work with Organisations such as the Coledale Community Centre, Tamworth Regional Council, Qantaslink, Baiada, Essential Energy, Department of Education and Communities and the Benevolent Society.