Tamworth Region: Education



There are many education options in the Tamworth Region, from pre-school and early childhood through to tertiary and further education and everything in between, there are plenty of choices. There are 39 schools in Tamworth, ten of which are secondary schools.

These schools range from small primary schools with 100 students to one of the largest agricultural day and boarding schools in the state. In Tamworth you can choose from public schools, Catholic Schools, Anglican schools, Christian schools and Montessori and Steiner schools.

Junior Schools


Tamworth
Calrossy Primary (Anglican)
Hillvue Public School
Liberty Primary School
Oxley Vale Public School
St Edwards Primary School (Catholic)
St Joseph’s Primary School (Catholic)
St Nicholas (Catholic)
Tamworth Public School
Tamworth South Public School
Tamworth West Public School

Other Communities
Bendemeer Public School
Dungowan Public School
Duri Public School
Kootingal Public School
Duri Public School
Moonbi Public School
Nemingha Public School
Niangala Public School
Nundle Public School
Somerton Public School
St Joseph’s Primary School (Catholic)
St Michael’s (Catholic)
Timbumburi Public School
Tintinhull Public School
Westdale Public School
Woolomin Public School

Specialised Schools

Bullimbal School
Parry School

Central Schools


Barraba Central School
Carinya Christian School
Manilla Central School
MET (Brethern)

Secondary Schools


Calrossy Anglican School Secondary Boys
Calrossy Anglican School Secondary Girls
Farrer Memorial Agricultural High School
McCarthy Catholic College
Oxley High School
Peel High School
Tamworth High School

Further Education

TAFE New Enlgand
Tamworth Region University of the 3rd Age
College of Counselling Studies
Tamworth Community College

Adult and Community Training

New England Community College


Primary Schools

Tamworth


Calrossy Primary (Anglican)

Address: 242 Moore Creek Road, TamworthHillvue-Public-School
Phone: 02 6765 7446
Website: www.calrossy.nsw.edu.au

Choosing the right school for your child can be difficult. When considering your options, you may be looking for children who are contented and happy – who are developing confidence, and a love of learning. You may look for staff who enjoy being with the students, and love their work. You may look for comprehensive modern facilities, and a wide range of activities both within the classroom, and in the co-curricular programs. You may look for a warm, welcoming educational community. At Calrossy Primary, we believe you’ll find all of this and more. Before you make a decision for your child, we invite you to visit us at the William Cowper Campus, and see why so many families are choosing Calrossy Anglican School.

Hillvue Public School

Address: Hillvue Rd, TamworthHillvue-Public-School
Phone: 02 6765 7446
Website: www.hillvue-p.schools.nsw.edu.au

Hillvue Public School caters for families from a variety of backgrounds. The school has a strong inclusive ethic, where tolerance is promoted and practised at all levels of school operation. At Hillvue, student learning is strongly supported by a dedicated staff and a school community that participates in the day to day running of the school. Strong resourcing of the school over many years has supported the provision of quality teaching and learning programs. The P&C Association and the Disadvantaged Schools Program have been responsible for many of the school’s excellent resources and facilities. Hillvue boasts expansive grounds and attractive gardens.

Liberty Primary School

Address: 582 Goonoo Goonoo Road, Tamworth
Phone: 02 6762 2322
Website: www.libertychurch.com.au/liberty-primary-school/

Liberty Primary School is a ministry of Liberty Church Inc. and is a Kindergarten to Year 6 school, affiliated with Christian Schools Australia. Our school motto is “Excellence in Christ”, both in personal development and academic achievement. Liberty Primary School has a special focus on three aspects of school life:

  • Commitment to Literacy – The school is committed to supporting students in Literacy. A whole school phonemic awareness program is used in the classroom in addition to a wide range of high interest reading material. The MULTILIT program is also utilised to support students in Literacy.
  • Commitment to Small Classes – Liberty has a long term commitment to small class sizes, to allow more individual attention to be given and thus provide each student the best opportunity for their learning.
  • Commitment to Family – A family atmosphere is nurtured and encouraged, both in the classroom and in the playground, so that every child is accepted and recognised as a unique and special person. Students are actively encouraged to care for one another and to have a forgiving attitude in every situation.


Oxley Vale Public School

Address: Manilla Rd, TamworthOxley-Vale-Public School
Phone: 02 6761 8238
Website: www.oxleyvale-p.schools.nsw.edu.au

Students at Oxley Vale enjoy a happy, safe and stimulating environment. They develop the values, skills and knowledge to thrive in and transform their world. Flexible school structures enable the delivery of challenging curricula. Students apply their learning in meaningful situations. We expect each student to become literate and numerate and to acquire creative problem-solving skills. Each should also become socially competent and confident and able to form strong relationships. Substantial involvement and direct teaching assistance by parents supports the learning process at Oxley Vale. Our effectiveness in achieving desired outcomes for students is much enhanced by the input of so many parents. Both teachers and parents adopt a collaborative approach towards our common goal of producing effective, caring Australian citizens.

St Edwards Primary School (Catholic)

Address: Hillvue Road, South Tamworth
Phone: 02 6765 7847
Website: www.stedwardstamworth.nsw.edu.au

St Edward’s Primary School is a catholic school situated in the Armidale Diocese. Our school has 2 large dedicated campuses for both our Infants and Primary students. Well equipped with sheltered outdoor facilities and safe environments. At St Edward’s we are proud of the holistic education offered where every child has the opportunity to develop their full range of potential.

St Joseph’s Primary School (Catholic)

Address: Bridge Street, Tamworth
Phone: 02 6765 4079

St Nicholas (Catholic)

Address: 143 Carthage Street, TamworthTamworth-Public-School
Phone: 02 6766 1500
Website: stnicholastamworth.catholic.edu.au

A very warm welcome to our school, of which we are very proud. We value enormously the support of our parents and encourage them to spend as much time with their children at school as possible. We strive to provide the students with a rich educational experience, in a safe, happy and innovative environment. We are committed to handing on the Catholic Faith and strive for academic excellence.

Tamworth Public School

Address: Napier St, TamworthTamworth-Public-School
Phone: 02 6766 2016
Website: www.tamworth-p.schools.nsw.edu.au

Our school enjoys the support of parents and students working to develop a learning community providing a correct balance between maintaining traditional values while keeping pace with technology and social change. Survey results indicate students enjoy their time in their school and parents feel welcome and valued. Care, Courtesy and Consideration is the school’s statement of purpose which underpins the relationship we encourage between students, parents, staff and the wider community. Our parents have made an outstanding contribution in the grounds to improve student comfort and safety. This effort has been complemented by the staff through their focus on anti-bullying and equity and providing a more stimulating playground environment.

Tamworth South Public School

Address: Petra Ave, Tamworth
Phone: 02 6765 8426
Website: www.tamworths-p.schools.nsw.edu.au

Tamworth South Public School’s aim is to help each student achieve personal excellence in a safe and happy learning environment. Our students represent all sections of the Tamworth community. We also provide five special needs classes. Our emphasis on pursuing personal excellence, which earned the Outstanding Program Award in 1999, our large attractive and user-friendly grounds and the opportunities we provide for all students in the performing arts are features our school community is proud of. Enrolments reached 750 in 2000 and we have been unable to accept all non-local enrolments. Our community feels that our aim to provide a safe happy environment is being achieved. They also want their children to have the opportunities we provide.

Tamworth West Public School

Address: Bridge St, West TamworthTamworth-West-Public-School
Phone: 02 6765 8316
Website: www.tamworthw-p.schools.nsw.edu.au

Tamworth West is a progressive, innovative and well presented school located close to the central business district of Tamworth in Bridge Street. Boasting a new hall, newly renovated grounds and improvements to classrooms including up-to-date technology in every room, the school caters for a wide range of student needs in providing ‘A quality education in a creative and caring environment’ . Tamworth West has a proud tradition of providing strong academic programs with students demonstrating a love of learning supported by a highly dedicated and experienced staff who offer outstanding opportunities for success across academic, social, sporting, cultural and welfare programs. The school enjoys a balance of staffing with both newly appointed and experienced staff combining with our excellent community of parents and partners in education to ensure that students achieve personal excellence in a supportive environment. The school is acknowledged in the broader context for its excellence in literacy, special education and dance programs. Our sporting culture has undergone significant change with a number of our students representing at both the Regional and State levels of competition. It is also a school whereby students, through community partnerships can develop their swimming skills through a scholarship program. Tamworth West has an active Parents and Citizens Association who financially support the school and students both individually and collectively, provide a healthy canteen that operates 5 days per week for our students benefit and maximise the opportunities for our families by providing assistance for representation at state level. Our P&C also provide a book for every child at the end of the school year to encourage reading.

Other Communities


Attunga Public School

Address: Railway St, AttungaAttunga-Public-School
Phone: 02 6769 5554
Website: www.attunga-p.schools.nsw.edu.au

Provides all students with equal opportunities in all aspects of their academic, social, physical and community lives; and is a place where the children are happy to come to, feel safe in and are cared for by other pupils and the staff.

Bendemeer Public School

Address: Charles St, BendemeerBendemeer-Public-School
Phone: 02 6769 6532
Website: www.bendemeer-p.schools.nsw.edu.au

Bendemeer is a small rural school of 33 children located 40 km north of Tamworth on the New England Highway at the top of the Moonbi Ranges. In 2000 Bendemeer Public School received assistance from the Disadvantaged Schools Program (DSP) Bendemeer is a family school where the children know each other and different age groups mix happily together: “The staff know all the children and their families:”
“Bendemeer’s small size helps each child to be treated more individually;” both parents and teachers share a common goal – a balanced, stimulating, enjoyable education;” “sport is a strength of the school with all children being provided with many sporting opportunities;” These are some of the comments provided by parents in a recently conducted survey and typify the quality education that Bendemeer School provides for all its children through its aim to provide its students with a quality relevant education through the staff, parents and community working together. The motto of Bendemeer School is Strive High and each child is encouraged to reach his/her full potential.

Dungowan Public School

Address: 137 Olgunbil Road, DungowanDungowan-Public-School
Phone: 02 6769 4259
Website: www.dungowan-p.schools.nsw.edu.au

Dungowan Public School is a small rural school which draws its students from the local community. The majority of students travel to school on the bus with a few using private means. The school and its community strive to provide a safe, happy, quality learning environment which aims to achieve a balance in the social, emotional, physical, spiritual and academic development of all the students. Dungowan Public School is a friendly school in which the children are polite, well mannered and protective of each other which is evidenced by the successful buddy system which operates between the Kindergarten and the Year Six students.

Duri Public School

Address: Dungowan Rd, DuriDuri-Public-School
Phone: 02 6768 0214
Website: www.duri-p.schools.nsw.edu.au

Duri Public School is a well maintained and equipped school set in attractive, spacious surroundings. It is approximately one kilometre from the village of Duri and twenty kilometres from the large rural city of Tamworth. The school focuses on being student centred and is committed to providing the opportunity for personal achievement in a balanced educational environment. The relatively small class numbers provides the opportunity for more individual learning programs to cater for student’s needs. The staff and community work together as an effective team to make balanced and well informed decisions for the betterment of the school and students.

Kootingal Public School

Address: Denman Avenue, KootingalKootingal-Public-School
Phone: 02 6760 3332
Website: www.kootingal-p.schools.nsw.edu.au

Kootingal Public School is a community school, where in partnership our focus is on Caring and Learning Together. A recent survey of our parent community clearly indicated that our parents feel welcome in the school. They also feel the school is a safe and happy place where teachers provide stimulating and challenging environments for their children. Parents acknowledged that the school’s main focus is on students and that they are pleased that their child attends this school. Our students indicated through a student survey that the vast majority of them enjoy coming to school each day and that school is a place they like to be. The children said that their teachers care about them and are fair to them and that other students accept them as they are. The children indicated that they feel proud to be students at Kootingal Public School and that learning is fun.

Duri Public School

Address: Dungowan Rd, DuriDuri-Public-School
Phone: 02 6768 0214
Website: www.duri-p.schools.nsw.edu.au

Duri Public School is a well maintained and equipped school set in attractive, spacious surroundings. It is approximately one kilometre from the village of Duri and twenty kilometres from the large rural city of Tamworth. The school focuses on being student centred and is committed to providing the opportunity for personal achievement in a balanced educational environment. The relatively small class numbers provides the opportunity for more individual learning programs to cater for student’s needs. The staff and community work together as an effective team to make balanced and well informed decisions for the betterment of the school and students.

Moonbi Public School

Address: New England Hwy, MoonbiMoonbi-Public-School
Phone: 02 6760 3151
Website: www.moonbi-p.schools.nsw.edu.au

At Moonbi Public School we strive for perfection in all facets of school life as we foster a school community which provides a safe, friendly and happy environment. We value the individuality and capacity of all students to do their personal best. We welcome new families and develop shared visions for their children. Our parent community is active, enterprising and valued. Our school focus is on literacy and numeracy. Children are provided with quality teaching strategies and a comprehensive support program. Small class sizes, a high computer-to-child ratio and a strong student welfare focus enhance learning. Our vibrant community of small schools group enables our children to interact with other students whilst developing a wide range of skills. Staff support the Active After School Community sport initiative. Kindergarten children start school at Moonbi with confidence because of our extensive and successful Transition to School Program. Implementation of the Best Start Progam supplements this process. Quality classrooms, a well-resourced library, a modern tennis and sports court and beautiful and spacious grounds provide children with a wonderful learning experience.

Nemingha Public School

Address: 145 Nundle Rd, NeminghaNemingha-Public-School
Phone: 02 6760 9225
Website: www.nemingha-p.schools.nsw.edu.au

Nemingha Public School’s beautiful rural setting on the outskirts of Tamworth allows our students to grow and thrive in a safe and caring environment. We support approximately 200 students with a comprehensive education through our academic, sporting, performing arts and technology programs. Our highly qualified and dedicated teachers have a strong focus on their own professional learning, ensuring that their teaching standards remain second to none. This exceptional teaching is combined with a commitment to the continuous improvement of learning outcomes, particularly in the core areas of literacy and numeracy. We welcome the involvement of parents and our community in the school, and we are very fortunate to have outstanding support from our community, often long after their own children have moved on to high school and successful futures. Our community has high expectations of Nemingha Public School and our commitment is to meet and exceed those expectations in continued academic excellence.

Niangala Public School

Address: Foster Street, NiangalaNiangala-Public-School
Phone: 02 6769 2254
Website: www.niangala-p.schools.nsw.edu.au

The parents and the wider community of Niangala Public School highly value education and consider the school a valuable asset of their community. The school is a focal point for community activity and thus experiences strong parent and community support. There is high parent involvement in all aspects of school management and student programs. The curriculum provides an environment where creativity is fostered and independent learning is encouraged and practised. There is a strong focus on literacy, numeracy, peer leadership, sport, drama and public speaking. The school aims to equip students to be life-long learners who have a sense of self worth and personal identity and who will contribute to their society as responsible citizens. The school staff, students and parents exhibit considerable pride in all forms of presentation. This is reflected in the quality of students’ work, personal appearance, public performances and care of the school environment.

Nundle Public School

Address: 93-97 Jenkins Street, NundleNundle-Public-School
Phone: 02 6769 3253
Website: www.nundle-p.schools.nsw.edu.au

Nundle is an isolated, picturesque village situated 60 kms from the nearest large centre. The school plays a central role in the community, attracting a high level of support from and involvement of families and the local community. The school is centrally located within the village allowing our students access to the swimming pool, tennis courts, sports field, library and shops. Most of our students travel by bus to attend school. In 2000 the school received 14% of its funding from the Disadvantaged Schools Program. Educational programs are developed to maximise opportunities for children to engage in diverse learning experiences to meet their needs. A strong emphasis is placed on activities and programs that will enable students to cope with transition to a large high school, participate in future vocations and become valued members of their communities. We continue to promote our school motto of ‘Honour, Industry and Truth’ in all aspects of day to day school life.

Somerton Public School

Address: Milkmaid St, SomertonSomerton-Public-School
Phone: 02 6769 7520
Website: www.somerton-p.schools.nsw.edu.au

Somerton Public School is a small school situated 35 kms from Tamworth. The school and its community promote the ideals of: respect for self, others and the environment, promoting positive self esteem and a social conscience; responsibility for oneself and society; and resourcefulness, being able to respond, adapt and apply oneself in a changing environment. The school provides a happy, safe and caring environment where students are valued and gain a sense of belonging and common purpose and develop a strong sense of school pride and spirit. Special features of the school’s curriculum include comprehensive and varied excursion, environmental, creative and performing arts and sports programs.

St Joseph’s Primary School (Catholic)

Address: 60 Fitzroy St, BarrabaTamworth-Public-School
Phone: 02 6782 1685

St Michael’s (Catholic)

Address: 45 Rowan Street, ManillaTamworth-Public-School
Phone: 02 6785 1757
Website: stmichaelsmanilla.nsw.edu.au

Timbumburi Public School

Address: 542 Kia Ora Lane, TimbumburiTimbumburi-Public-School
Phone: 02 6767 0232
Website: www.timbumburi-p.schools.nsw.edu.au

Timbumburi is a small school with a big reputation. We have a long and proud tradition of providing quality in the Tamworth area. Our school offers small class sizes and our staff are experienced, caring and dedicated. There is a strong focus on the core curriculum of English and maths, as well as the other key learning areas. Students also have the opportunity to participate in such diverse programs as gymnastics, Indonesian, Japanese, tennis coaching and an intensive swimming program.

Tintinhull Public School

Address: 85 Tintinhull Road, KootingalTintinhull-Public-School
Phone: 02 6760 9273
Website: www.tintinhull-p.schools.nsw.edu.au

Tintinhull Public School is a small school twelve kilometres north of Tamworth, set in a spacious, picturesque bushland setting. The school provides a student-centred education within a safe, caring and happy learning environment. The students are friendly and accepting of each other and understand the value of tolerance and fair play. The school provides the unique social and educational environment valued by the community. Our curriculum is designed to nurture and enhance the personal, social, creative and academic development of each student. We feature individual attention to pupils in a multi-age classroom. Positive community attitudes are fostered by providing many opportunities for meaningful interaction between parents, community, students and staff with parents and community members encouraged to be directly involved in the education of the children through a variety of programs that capitalise on available skills, abilities and interests.

Westdale Public School

Address: Gunnedah Rd, WestdaleWestdale-Public-School
Phone: 02 6760 7219
Website: www.westdale-p.schools.nsw.edu.au

Westdale Public School provides an environment which focuses on all student needs. The school strives to provide students with opportunities for learning which are stimulating, meaningful and varied. Westdale Public School endeavours always to communicate openly and effectively with the community. Westdale Public School and the community work together to provide facilities which will enrich educational outcomes for the students. The school enjoys a reputation as a good school which cares for all students.

Woolomin Public School

Address: Tamworth-Nundle Rd, WoolominWoolomin-Public-School
Phone: 02 6764 2274
Website: www.woolomin-p.schools.nsw.edu.au

Like all small rural schools, Woolomin School is the focal point for the local community. Our school community is proud of the spirit which has been nurtured over the past 115 years. The Woolomin School community enjoys an envied reputation for its commitment to the education of its learners. The relaxed and peaceful school setting is the result of many years of dedicated community planning, participation and hard work. Our well resourced classrooms boast enthusiastic learners, passionate and energetic teachers as well as the latest technology. As a school community we are committed to challenging each child to experience success and reach their potential.


Central Schools


Barraba Central School

Address: Gotha St, BarrabaBarraba-Central-School
Phone: 02 6782 1104
Website: www.barraba-c.schools.nsw.edu.au

Our school is described as a “caring school striving for high academic, sporting and cultural achievements K-12”. Our aim is to provide an environment which is both harmonious and challenging to our students: a place where students can develop the confidence and self esteem that comes with success. We are proudly growing the future! The physical environment of the school is pleasant with well resourced and maintained buildings set on extensive grounds with many shade trees. The school operates on a split site. Opportunities are taken to ensure that students benefit from the K-12 nature of the school with teachers operating across the two sites. The school is small enough to allow for a personalised approach to teaching and learning while maintaining a breadth of curriculum and resourcing. We pride ourselves on being neither too big nor too small!

Carinya Christian School

Address: 25 Boronia Drive, TamworthMacintyre High School
Phone: 02 6762 0970
Website: www.carinya.nsw.edu.au

Junior School (Kindy to Year 4)
The Junior School builds on the good work carried out in the two School Readiness programs to give each student the best possible start to full time schooling in Kindergarten and Junior School. Those joining the school in Kindergarten, or in Years 1-4, are readily and warmly accepted into their relevant peer group by students already familiar with the expectations of the school. Children new to the school quickly adapt to their new environment and benefit from the “peer to peer” induction process which takes place so naturally between children. Junior School is double streamed (2 classes per grade) and aims for class sizes of 20-25 in Kindergarten and 25-30 students in Years 1-4. Each class has a home room and a home room teacher, who teaches the bulk of the curriculum. Classes in the same year level may combine to allow students to be divided into ability groups in Literacy and Numeracy. This allows the provision of specifically programmed teaching and activities suited to the abilities of students in each group.

Middle School (Year 5 to 8)
The Middle School at Carinya caters for children in Years 5-8 (10-14 years of age) and is designed to provide students with a smaller, more discrete peer group, within the framework of the larger school, with which they can identify. Students in Years 5-8 have a discrete uniform and meet for assemblies to address matters of particular relevance to the Middle School. Middle school spans and combines what is, traditionally, the last years of primary school (Years 5 and 6) and the first years of secondary school (Years 7 and 8). This has the effect of easing the transition for primary students from the uniform learning environment of primary school to the more varied and diverse learning environment of secondary. Students are expected to be faithful in their studies, complete all their academic work to the best of their ability and maintain a Satisfactory Academic Profile (7-12).

Senior School (Year 9 to 12)
The Senior School provides students in Years 9 to 12 (15-18 years of age) with a teaching and learning environment which addresses their personal and educational needs, as they begin to consider their post school vocational options or further education. The Senior School is characterised by a strong and purposeful work ethic. Students are expected to be faithful in their studies, complete all their academic work to the best of their ability and maintain a Satisfactory Academic Profile. Senior School students are expected to conduct themselves in the school at large, such that they uphold the integrity of the school and model qualities of leadership and service to younger students.

Manilla Central School

Address: Wilga Ave, ManillaManilla-Central-School
Phone: 02 6785 1184
Website: www.manilla-c.schools.nsw.edu.au

Manilla Central School places the highest priorities on student welfare and individual achievement. The school has a strong tradition of providing a quality educational experience to all students from a diverse rural community. The school is committed to providing a safe learning environment which promotes respect for others, tolerance and co-operative behaviour. Visitors to the school comment firstly on the warm welcome they receive from friendly students when they enter the grounds, and secondly, on how calmly the students and staff go about their daily business. As a K-12 school, Manilla offers students the opportunity to complete their secondary education in their local community and guarantees choice from an expansive and inclusive secondary curriculum. Our school goal is to prepare students for the future, and we strive to be leaders in the introduction od new technologies and vocational curriculum to ensure students are given the best opportunities. The school has close ties with, and enjoys very strong support from the local community.

MET (Brethern)

Address: 7-11 Monteray Street, Tamworth
Phone: 02 6766 9001
Website: www.metschool.nsw.edu.au

The first affiliated school was established by the Exclusive Brethren Christian fellowship in 1993. As a school we are a highly respected academic facility that demands high standards of ourselves. The School is happy to be judged objectively against other schools on performance criteria, measured as the fulfilment of student potential, which meets government standards. We are committed to achieving the highest levels of teaching from our staff and academic potential from our students. MET School is a registered and accredited independent school, which operates multiple campuses. With one central administration the campuses work in close cooperation sharing expertise, professional learning opportunities and resources.


Secondary Schools


Calrossy Anglican School Secondary Boys

Address: 242 Moore Creek Road, Tamworth
Phone: 02 6761 0000
Website: www.calrossy.nsw.edu.au

Calrossy Anglican School Secondary Boys is a school with a difference. When I look at our young men they are growing and learning in a strong, close-knit community. They are developing personal qualities of resilience, selflessness, integrity and inclusiveness. They are taking satisfaction in contributing to the wider life of the school. This is in stark contrast to research indicating boys across Australia are falling further and further behind in their schooling and hold a negative view of education.

Schools structured specifically for boys, like Calrossy Anglican School Secondary Boys, are successful for boys. The curriculum, the programs, the facilities and the culture here are all designed with a view to the needs, skills, and temperament of boys. The fact that our community is built on a foundation of solid Christian values and that our caring and experienced teachers take a personal interest in our students is integral to our success with boys. Relationships built on the above foundations are at the heart of our school.

Calrossy Anglican School Secondary Girls

Address: 140 Brisbane Street, Tamworth
Phone: 02 6766 2965
Website: www.calrossy.nsw.edu.au

Welcome to Calrossy Anglican School’s Brisbane Street Campus, the home of approximately 400 girls. Rich in tradition, with a heritage stretching back almost 100 years, Calrossy Anglican School aims to provide the best of Christian education in a caring and nurturing environment. With a wide scope of subjects, both academic and extra-curricular to choose from, the education offered to our students is varied and complete.

Approximately half of our students not only attend daily classes but also claim this as their place of residence for the school term. Our unique Boarding House provides a “home away from home” for those who choose to live on campus for various reasons. Our caring boarding staff are experienced in guiding and nurturing the girls through the good and the bad times of the teenage years.

Our commitment to girls’ education has led to a relevant and effective approach which brings out the best in our students. Single sex classes in the junior years provide a solid academic foundation while girls mature and find their place in the world. In years 11 and 12 the girls can join with the senior secondary boys so they have access to a wider choice of subjects. A dedicated and professional staff are committed to bringing the most up to date and relevant methods of education to our students. Our results speak for themselves.

Farrer Memorial Agricultural High School

Address: 585 Calala Lane, Calala via Tamworth
Phone: 02 6764 8600
Website: www.farreragri-h.schools.nsw.edu.au

Farrer is unique in Australian education, being the only boys’ agricultural secondary school which caters for both boarding and day students. Special emphasis is placed on the agricultural curriculum, but a broad curriculum is also on offer for students from rural NSW who do not wish to return to the land or seek employment in an agricultural field. Other areas of emphasis at Farrer include sport and student welfare. The special relationship between students, staff and parents is nurtured and promoted through the concept of the “Farrer Family”. The word “Family” is not simply mouthed in our public appearances, but is deeply embedded in the culture of Farrer. The Farrer Creed places great store on values such as respect, trust, loyalty, support and responsibility. Farrer embodies a conservative culture. School uniform is emphasized and is traditional in style, including blazer, tie and broad-rimmed hat. The school, as a whole, marches each week as part of the school assembly. A prefect system is in place within the school and has an important role to play in the welfare and supervision of students, particularly within the boarding school.

McCarthy Catholic College

Address: Tribe Street, Tamworth,Peel-High-School
Phone: 02 6761 0800
Website: mccarthy.nsw.edu.au

McCarthy Catholic College is a co-educational high school, from years 7 to 12, and a systemic school in the Diocese of Armidale.

Oxley High School

Address: Piper St, North TamworthOxley-High-School
Phone: 02 6766 1677
Website: www.oxley-h.schools.nsw.edu.au

Oxley High School is a large, co-educational, comprehensive high school of over 1100 students, with 10% Aboriginal. There is a Special Education Unit, Agricultural Plot and Performing Arts facility. The school prides itself on its achievements – academic; vocational; creative and performing arts; sport and student leadership.Students have access to a wide curriculum, with three elective lines in each of Years 9 and 10, and a Higher School Certificate program selected from 55 courses during 2009. Oxley High School has a dedicated, experienced staff and an extremely supportive school community, with an active Parents and Citizens’ Association. The school’s priorities are a focus on quality teaching and learning for all, supported by a pro-active welfare team; and fostering strong links with its partner primary schools through an active transition program. Oxley High School is a partnership reflected in an equilateral triangle of teachers, students and parents all working together to encourage and assist students to be successful life long learners.

Peel High School

Address: 88 Gunnedah Rd, TamworthPeel-High-School
Phone: 02 6765 7088
Website: www.peel-h.schools.nsw.edu.au

Peel High is a rural comprehensive high school catering for Years 7-12 with a partially Selective Stream.It is part of the State Selective Schools network.The school has around 35% Indigenous population and is part of the state academically selective schools system. The school provides a broad curriculum catering for all students, with strong links with the community, parents, TAFE, local businesses and local government schools. Peel is a well-maintained and equipped school set in attractive, spacious surroundings. Our aim is to provide a safe learning environment in which all students can experience success. The school prides itself on developing academic, cultural and sporting achievements. Peel continues to provide an inclusive curriculum and caring environment in which all students can achieve their best. The school provides for a wide range of students, with a Support Faculty for Special needs and a selective stream for those more academically inclined. Peel is a leading school in Agriculture. It has had success over many years with Suffolk sheep and Angus cattle along with poultry breeding and showing.

Tamworth High School

Address: Willis St, South TamworthTamworth-High-School
Phone: 02 6765 7888
Website: www.tamworth-h.schools.nsw.edu.au

Tamworth High School is a dynamic school providing an educational environment where all students, regardless of their background, can realise their full potential. A highly educated, professional and dedicated workforce, together with strong community involvement, is fundamental to the success of our school. All teaching and learning programs deliver quality education and offer wide choices within innovative educational, academic and vocational programs. A broad range of relevant educational programs are complimented by positive sporting experiences and excellent school resources, particularly in the area of technology. Our school has established a reputation as a provider of quality programs and activities that cater for the needs of the students, business and a diverse school community. Students have access to specially designed learning programs and activities, and expert support staff. Tamworth High School provides a comprehensive, safe learning environment that develops respect, understanding and responsibility, and supports the intellectual, creative, social and emotional development of the individual. Student leadership is supported and encouraged through the student representative council, the prefect system, a Rotary-supported Interact Club and the Junior Aboriginal Educational Consultative Group. All students are working toward being Safe, Respectful Learners. For further information or to tour our quality facilities, including our state-of-the-art Science centre, please contact us on 02 6765 7888.


Specialised Schools


Bullimbal School

Address: Bullimbal School, South TamworthBullimbai-School
Phone: 02 6762 8003
Website: www.bullimbal-s.schools.nsw.edu.au

At Bullimbal, our highly-qualified, caring and experienced staff believe that we are here to make a difference for our students by maximising their learning potential in an enriched learning environment, Our supportive learning team will enhance the quality of our students’ lives through encouraging independence, achievement and acceptance as they become valued members of our society. Families and carers of our students will be supported and encouraged to actively contribute to their child’s education and commitment to lifelong learning. We work closely with parents and with other professionals to provide quality programs, with a particular emphasis on literacy and numeracy. In 2010 we moved into a new, purpose-built, $8.4 million school which has been the result of a partnership between our School Council and the Department of Education & Training. We receive many visitors from other schools who learn about our programs, including the Picture Exchange Communication Program, which has assisted so many of our students to communicate effectively.

Parry School

Address: 53 Denison St, West TamworthParry-School
Phone: 02 6765 8796
Website: www.parry-s.schools.nsw.edu.au

Parry School is a multiple award winning New South Wales Department of Education and Training school for Specific Purposes which caters for students with significant behavioural difficulties in years 7 to year 10. Students attending Parry School have a documented pattern of behavioural difficulties which, despite intensive interventions over an extended period of time, have not been effectively resolved. A major focus of Parry school is to assist these students better understand their behaviour and learn to accept responsibility for their actions. The school aims to provide students with the opportunity to learn new skills in a smaller and highly structured environment whilst still maintaining contact with their home school. The programs focus on teaching students the social, behavioural and academic skills necessary for them to make a successful transition back to their home school and continue further study. Our programs focus on positive interactions, through developing and implementing innovative and relevant curricula based on current educational research. Parry School is staffed by trained specialist educators.


Further Education


College of Counselling Studies

Address: 24 Dean St, Tamworth
Phone: 02 6766 9400
Website: www.counsellingstudiesnenw.org.au

The College began in 1985 under an initiative of the Armidale Anglican Diocese who employed Miss Lois Reid to conduct counselling training. Over 500 students have studied with the college. Many are employed in local welfare services and counselling centres throughout NSW and interstate

The College is a distance education provider based in Tamworth and serving the New England/North West region of New South Wales. The College allows local people, who understand local issues, to study and then counsel in their local communities. The training encompasses a number of counselling modalities that enable graduates to work with a range of clients: couples, families and children.

TAFE New England

Tamworth Campus
Address: 13 Janison Street, TamworthTAFE-New-England
Phone: 02 6768 2200
Website: www.tne.edu.au

At TAFE New England Tamworth campus, the largest of the campuses in TAFE New England, we offer an extensive range of programs and study options for people looking to gain new skills, enhance their career opportunities or follow a pathway to further study. Our programs are diverse and students enjoy the benefits of relevant practical training, delivered by teachers who are industry professionals.

The campus is home to the Tamworth Trade School, which specialises in trade training. We also offer courses in arts, tourism and hospitality, nursing, welfare, computing, hairdressing and beauty, engineering, construction, bricklaying, transport, veterinary nursing, animal care, children’s services, business and administration services, horticulture and aeroskills.

Tamworth Community College

Address: 175 Peel Street, Tamworth
Phone: 02 6763 0630
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.

Tamworth Regional University of the 3rd Age

Website: tamworth.u3anet.org.au

Tamworth Regional U3A is part of the world wide University of the Third Age movement. Our aim is to provide a friendly relaxed environment for seniors from Tamworth and Regional area to share their knowledge and interests.