Our school

Mungindi is a small rural and remote border town, divided by the Barwon River 120 kilometres North West of Moree. Built on the land of the Gamilaroi people and established in 1893, Mungindi Central School has a proud history that celebrates the positive traditions of our past, while embracing the challenges of our future. A preschool to year 12 comprehensive school, Mungindi Central has committed to an ethos of lifelong learning as staff, students and community work together to foster successful learners who are confident, creative individuals and active and informed citizens.

                

Despite the remoteness of the location, the main school population including teaching staff, remains stable. This continuity and connectedness to community provides students with a committed, qualified and dedicated staff that provide a breadth of skills and interests that support students beyond curriculum learning. This is demonstrated by the wealth of programs and initiatives that are offered at the school, such as a breakfast club, Premier Reading and Sporting Challenges, and STEAM. With a low student to teacher ratio, Mungindi Central School is able to recognise the individual needs and talents of every child and provide appropriate tailored educational opportunities that recognise and respond to each student's unique strengths, interests and skills, allowing students to reach their optimum potential.

 

In spite of urban migration, Mungindi has experienced steady growth of enrolments and student numbers currently sit at approximately 100 students. The student body is comprised of 65% Indigenous enrolment, the majority of which hail from a low socio-economic background. Many students are first generation school graduates and, as a result, the community often places minimal value on education and post-school employment and opportunities. This predicates the need for a continued focus on quality education that offers inclusive, relevant and integrated curriculum. Strong kinship ties within the community are mirrored in school life and this sense of community within the school provides the basis for enabling students to aim for and achieve excellence.

 

While academic achievement is the foundation stone of the school, students enjoy a dynamic and rich educational environment that fosters the love of learning and enjoyment of the school experience. Student participation and achievement is encouraged in the academic, cultural and sporting areas of the curriculum and recognised in both the school and local community. Mungindi is a regional centre, with the school being a hub for community involvement and participation. The school actively seeks to be a part of the community and invite the community to work together with the school. The region itself offers surprising depth within the cultural and social opportunities available. These close community ties support the development of the students and provide a wealth of extra-curricular, volunteering, work placement and learning opportunities that often addresses the inequity within the remoteness of the region.  

 

Mungindi Central School has strong secondary enrolment which is supported by the Northern Borders Senior Access Program. This program ensures students can access curriculum content for a breadth of subjects. Further, it provides staff and students opportunities for collegiality and support. We also offer a variety of other learning options through a flexible timetable allowing students to undertake subjects through Distance Education and TAFE providers. Students can also undertake TVET courses leading to Certification qualifications in addition to HSC courses.

This program is supported by a wealth of ICT, including Video Conferencing facilities to foster the delivery of content and provide future-focussed learning from k-12.

 

Overall, Mungindi Central School often defies its remote location and is committed to providing the highest educational outcomes and results for the students. With staff, students and community working together we can achieve our school motto of motivation, commitment and success to produce proud, respectful and responsible learners who are active and informed citizens beyond the context of the school.


Mungindi is a small rural and remote border town, divided by the Barwon River 120 kilometres North West of Moree. Built on the land of the Gamilaroi people and established in 1893, Mungindi Central School has a proud history that celebrates the positive traditions of our past, while embracing the challenges of our future. A preschool to year 12 comprehensive school, Mungindi Central is comprised of 65% Indigenous enrolment where strong kinship ties within the community are mirrored in school life, and this sense of community provides the basis for enabling students to aim for excellence.


Despite the remoteness of the location, our committed, qualified and dedicated staff provide a continuity and connectedness to community and breadth of skills and interests that support students beyond curriculum learning. This is demonstrated by the wealth of programs and initiatives that are offered at the school, such as a breakfast club, Premier Reading and Sporting Challenges, and Science, Technology, Engineering, the Arts and Mathematics (STEAM). With a low student to teacher ratio, Mungindi Central School is able to recognise the individual needs and talents of every child providing tailored educational opportunities that allow students to reach their optimum potential.

Mungindi Central School has a strong secondary enrolment which is supported by the Northern Border Senior Access (NBSA) Program. This program utilises a wealth of ICT, including Video Conferencing facilities to foster the delivery of content and provide future-focussed learning from P-12.

Overall, Mungindi Central School is committed to providing the highest educational outcomes for students. With staff, students and community working together we achieve our school motto of Motivation, Commitment and Success to produce proud, respectful, responsible learners who are active and informed citizens.