Education WA introduces Ngalangangpum School in Kununurra, for all your education and learning needs.
Ngalangangpum School is located in Warmun Aboriginal Community, halfway between Halls Creek and Kununurra in the remote East Kimberley region of Western Australia. With a fluctuating population of over 400 people, this is one of the biggest Aboriginal communities in Western Australia. The majority of its residents are members of the Kija language group.
The school was established in May 1979 in answer to a direct request from the Warmun Community, whose members wanted to be in more control of the education of their children. The community decided upon a Two-Way school based on the Catholic belief. A Community School Board was formed which continues to be responsible for the school policy. The school started as a primary school and was extended with secondary classes in 1990. Nowadays it has got 100 students on the roll.
The term Two-Way learning has in subsequent years been identified as the philosophy of education out of which all Catholic schools in the Kimberley operate. Traditional aspects of education are recognised and given status equal to that of other curriculum subjects. In this way students can learn to value both traditions. The aim is to equip them with a type of education that can help them to cope with the pressures of modern living, without losing their cultural identity.
Welcome to Ngalangangpum School one of the popular educators in your Kununurra area. Our aim is help you in your learning journey.
We endeavour to celebrate each otherâ€™s uniqueness by providing opportunity for all and to develop a culture that identifies that the journey towards excellence is often paved with trial and error, risk taking, learning from mistakes, flexibility and adaptability. We believe that encouraging students to take ownership of the learning is critical in achieving the best learning outcomes and that implicit in this concept is that students learn their own areas of strength and areas of development, through useful and explicit feedback.
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