Uralla Shire: Education
Being so close to the education centre of Armidale and with a great range of local schools, Uralla is well served to provide a high standard of education to its residents. Uralla has a range of day care and pre-school options, one Catholic primary school, and one public central school that caters for students in Kindergarten to Year 12. As Armidale is only 20 minutes away, some students choose to catch one of the many school buses that run each day to attend one of the fantastic schools there. Uralla also has access to tertiary education via Armidale. The University of New England and a large campus of the New England Institute of TAFE are only 20 minutes away.
Kentucky Public School
Address: Noalimba Ave, Kentucky
Phone: 02 6778 7227
Established in 1868, this school has developed an academic and environmental ethos which has developed from whole school, caring and co-operative programs designed to maximise individual students capabilities in all areas. The school is the centre of a diverse rural community providing a happy and secure learning environment which fosters equality of opportunity for all children. Students are encouraged to develop their talents and abilities through learning experiences which integrate academic, creative and social aspects of learning and provide a rich, varied and balanced education.
Kingstown Public School
Address: Bundarra-Bendemeer Rd, Kingstown
Phone: 02 6778 9131
The school is the focal point for this community. It is recognised by the community that students attending this school will receive individual attention in terms of both academic and social needs, this being achieved through the staff’s knowledge of every student. By virtue of its size and isolation the community welcomes the development of confidence and openness in the students ensuring that each social contact is fully exploited. At Kingstown we aim to: develop positive attitudes to academic work and the pursuit of excellence; provide a child centered curriculum which acknowledges lateral, accelerated and remedial activities in line with state priorities; develop skills and attitudes which enable students to make choices about their future lives; instill a respect for the rights of others to live their lives in peace, co-operation and free from discrimination; ensure resources and facilities support curriculum implementation and address the students’ needs; and develop a respect for the environment and recognition of its importance to the future of our society.
Address: Uralla-Bundarra Rd, Uralla
Phone: 02 6778 4122
The school provides individual enrichment for students while ensuring comprehensive educational experiences that enhance academic, cultural, physical and social development. Within the small school environment children are encouraged to work independently and co-operatively and become self-motivated learners. The emphasis is on the basic skills areas of literacy and numeracy, but the school also provides a wide range of experiences, particularly in creative arts.
St Joseph’s Primary School (Catholic)
Address: Wood Street, Uralla
Phone: 02 6778 4063
Uralla Central School
Address: Park St, Uralla
Phone: 02 6778 4204
Uralla Central School educates students from Kindergarten to Year 12. It is situated in the New England region of north west New South Wales. Uralla Central caters for the full range of student abilities, from students with disabiities to gifted and talented students. Dedicated enrichment, extension and acceleration programs, learning support programs (including Reading Recovery), specialist music and drama programs, extensive sporting opportunities and numerous vocatonal education and training (VET) courses ensure that all our students’ interests and needs are met, allowing them to achieve to their full potential. Student welfare is a major focus at Uralla Central. Using the “You Can Do It” welfare program, students are explicitly taught about being resilient, confident, organised, persitent as well as how to get along with others. The program has been an enormous success. Uralla Central boasts exceptional staff expertise across all key learning areas and it is very well supported by its community. With a student population of approximately 400, we are able to provide a happy and safe learning environment for all our students.
Bundarra Central School
Address: Bowline Street, Bundarra
Phone: 02 6723 7102
All young people deserve opportunities and support to succeed in life, and Bundarra Central School aims to maximise life skills in as many students as possible. They are an innovative school set in a picturesque location on the banks of the Gwydir River. Its grounds, gardens, and neat and clean appearance obviously contribute to the tone of an orderly pleasant and productive school environment. The school has a family atmosphere with close ties to the community and a culture of close student support whilst achieving at the highest levels of interschool competition in sport. There are four classes in primary and classes in Years 7 to 12 are taught by eight teachers. Years 11 and 12 are supported by teachers from Dubbo Distance Education and all senior lessons are staffed by Bundarra Central School teachers with online and video conference lessons in addition. Mature aged students are also enrolled in a variety of in school TAFE courses conducted out of school hours. The school has close ties with the Inverell Community of Schools and it is common that students and parents work and play across an interconnected district.
New England Community College
Phone: 02 6771 3374
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
Address: Beardy Street, Armidale
Phone: 02 6773 7700
Located only a short commute from Uralla, 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 Uralla. 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.