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List of schools in the Northern Territory


List of schools in the Northern Territory

This is a list of schools in the Northern Territory, Australia. The Northern Territory education system traditionally consists of primary schools, which accommodate students from kindergarten to Year 6, and high schools, which accommodate students from Years 7 to 12.


  • State schools 1
    • State primary schools 1.1
    • State high schools 1.2
    • Remote schools 1.3
    • Other state schools 1.4
    • Defunct state schools 1.5
  • Private schools 2
    • Catholic schools 2.1
    • Independent schools 2.2
    • Defunct private schools 2.3
  • See also 3
  • External links 4

State schools

State primary schools

Name Suburb/Town LGA Opened Website Notes
Alawa Primary School Alawa Darwin 1970 Website
Alyangula Area School Alyangula East Arnhem 1968
Anula Primary School Anula Darwin 1978 Website
Bakewell Primary School Bakewell Palmerston 1999 Website
Batchelor Area School Batchelor Coomalie 1953
Bees Creek Primary School Freds Pass Litchfield 1997 Website
Berry Springs Primary School Berry Springs Litchfield 1977 Website
Bradshaw Primary School Gillen Alice Springs 1974 Website
Braitling Primary School Braitling Alice Springs 1977 Website
Casuarina Street Primary School Katherine East Katherine 1998 Website
Clyde Fenton Primary School Katherine Katherine 1977 Website
Driver Primary School Driver Palmerston 1986 Website
Durack Primary School Durack Palmerston 1998 Website
Gillen Primary School Gillen Alice Springs 1970 Website
Girraween Primary School Girraween Litchfield 2002
Gray Primary School Gray Palmerston 1983 Website
Howard Springs Primary School Howard Springs Litchfield 1977
Humpty Doo Primary School Humpty Doo Litchfield 1980 Website
Jabiru Area School Jabiru West Arnhem 1978 Website
Jingili Primary School Jingili Darwin 1971 Website
Karama Primary School Karama Darwin 1984
Katherine South Primary School Katherine Katherine 1976 Website
Larapinta Primary School Larapinta Alice Springs 1998 Website
Larrakeyah Primary School Larrakeyah Darwin 1963 Website
Leanyer Primary School Leanyer Darwin 1983 Website
Ludmilla Primary School Ludmilla Darwin 1967 Website
MacFarlane Primary School Katherine Katherine 1987 Website
Malak Primary School Malak Darwin 1981 Website
Manunda Terrace Primary School Karama Darwin ? Website
Millner Primary School Millner Darwin 1968 Website
Moil Primary School Moil Darwin 1972 Website
Moulden Park Primary School Moulden Palmerston ?
Nakara Primary School Nakara Darwin 1975 Website
Nhulunbuy Primary School Nhulunbuy East Arnhem 1972 Website Area School until 1981
Nightcliff Primary School Nightcliff Darwin 1961 Website
Parap Primary School Parap Darwin 1958 Website
Ross Park Primary School East Side Alice Springs 1961 Website
Sadadeen Primary School Sadadeen Alice Springs 1983 Website
Stuart Park Primary School Stuart Park Darwin 1966 Website
Wagaman Primary School Wagaman Darwin 1973 Website
Wanguri Primary School Wanguri Darwin 1976 Website
Woodroffe Primary School Woodroffe Palmerston 1996
Wulagi Primary School Wulagi Darwin ?

State high schools

Name Suburb LGA Opened Website Notes
Barkly College Tennant Creek Barkly 2010 Two-campus school
Casuarina Senior College Moil Darwin 1973 Website HS until 1986
Centralian Middle School Gillen Alice Springs 2010 Merger of Alice Springs and Anzac Hill HSs
Centralian Senior College Sadadeen Alice Springs 1979 Website Sadadeen HS until 2005
Darwin High School The Gardens Darwin 1948 Website 10-12
Darwin Middle School The Gardens Darwin 2008 Website 7-9. Split from Darwin HS
Dripstone Middle School Tiwi Darwin 1980 Website HS 1984–1987, 1994–2007
Katherine High School Katherine Katherine 1988 Website
Nightcliff Middle School Rapid Creek Darwin 1972 Website HS until 2007
Nhulunbuy High School Nhulunbuy East Arnhem 1981 Website
Palmerston Senior College Driver Palmerston 1986 Website Driver HS until 1999; HS until
Sanderson Middle School Wulagi Darwin 1976 Website HS until 2007
Taminmin College Humpty Doo Litchfield 1983 Website HS until 2007

Remote schools

A significant percentage of the Territory's population are Aboriginals living in remote areas. Most of these are based in communities, which are like towns but differ in that they are owned and run by the local population. Some communities viewed as sustainable in the long-term have been labelled "Territory Growth Towns" by the Territory Government and will attract increased investment to improve services.

Name Town Group/Region Opened Website Notes
Adelaide River Primary School Adelaide River Top End 1950 Website
Alcoota School Engawala Sandover ? Website
Alekarenge (Ali Curung) School Ali Curung Barkly ? Teaching NT
Alpurrurulam School Alpurrurulam Sandover ? Website
Amanbidji Primary School Amanbidji Katherine ? Website
Amoonguna School Amoonguna Alice Springs ? Teaching NT
Ampilatwatja School Ampilatwatja Sandover 1982 Website
Angurugu School Angurugu (G. Eylandt) Arnhem ? Teaching NT T–12
Areyonga School Areyonga Lasseter ? Teaching NT
Arlparra High School Utopia Sandover 2009 [http:
Baniyala Garrangali School Baniyala Arnhem ? Teaching NT T–12
Barunga CEC Barunga Katherine ? Website
Belyuen School Belyuen Top End ? Website
Bonya School Bonya Sandover 1988 Website
Borroloola School Borroloola Gulf ? Teaching NT T–12
Bulla Camp Primary School Auvergne Station Katherine ? Website
Bulman Primary School Bulman Katherine ? Website
Canteen Creek School Owairtilla Barkly ? Teaching NT
Docker River School Kaltukatjara Lasseter ? Teaching NT
Douglas Daly School DPIFM Research Farm Top End 1982 Website
Dundee Beach School Dundee Beach Top End 1998 Website
Elliott School Elliott Barkly ? Teaching NT
Epenarra School Epenarra Barkly ? Teaching NT
Finke School Aputula Lasseter ? Teaching NT
Gapuwiyak School Gapuwiyak Arnhem ? Teaching NT
Gochan Jiny-Jirra School Gochan Jiny-Jirra Top End 1998 T–6
Gunbalanya Kunbarllanjnja Top End ? Teaching NT
Haasts Bluff School Haasts Bluff Tanami ? Teaching NT
Harts Range School Atitjere Sandover 1988 Website
Imanpa School Imanpa Lasseter ? Teaching NT
Ipolera School Ipolera Lasseter ? Teaching NT
Jilkminggan Primary School Jilkminggan Katherine 1975 Website
Kalkaringi School Daguragu Katherine ? Teaching NT T–12
Kiana School Kiana Station Gulf ? Teaching NT
Lajamanu School Lajamanu Tanami ? Teaching NT
Laramba School Laramba Tanami ? Teaching NT
Lilla School Ukaka Lasseter ? Teaching NT
Mamaruni School Minjilang Top End 1975 Website
Maningrida School Maningrida Arnhem ? Teaching NT T–12
Manyallaluk School Manyallaluk Katherine 2005 Website
Mataranka Primary School Mataranka Katherine 1968 Website
M'Bunghara School M'Bunghara Tanami ? Teaching NT
Middle Point School Middle Point Top End 1964 Website
Milikapiti School Melville Island Top End ? Website
Milingimbi School Milingimbi Arnhem ? Teaching NT
Milyakburra School Bickerton Island Arnhem ? Teaching NT
Minyerri Community School Minyerri Katherine ? Teaching NT
Mount Allan School Yuelamu Tanami ? Teaching NT
Murray Downs School Imangara Barkly ? Teaching NT
Mutitjulu School Mutitjulu Lasseter ? Teaching NT
Newcastle Waters School Marlinja Barkly ? Teaching NT
Neutral Junction School Tara Barkly ? Teaching NT
Nganmarriyanga School Nganmarriyanga Top End 1987 Website
Ngukurr School Ngukurr Katherine ? Teaching NT
Ntaria School Hermannsburg Lasseter ? Teaching NT
Numbulwar School Numbulwar Arnhem ? Teaching NT T–12
Nyirrpi School Nyirrpi Tanami ? Teaching NT
Papunya School Papunya Tanami ? Teaching NT
Peppimenarti School Peppimenarti Top End ? Website
Pigeon Hole Primary School Bunbidee Katherine ? Website
Pine Creek School Pine Creek Katherine ? Website
Pularumpi School Melville Island Top End 1968 Website Garden Point School until 1981
Ramingining School Ramingining Arnhem ? Teaching NT
Robinson River School Robinson River Station Gulf ? Teaching NT
Rockhampton Downs School Wogayela Barkly ? Teaching NT
Shepherdson College Galiwin'ku (Elcho) Arnhem ? Teaching NT T–12
Stirling School Stirling Station Barkly ? Teaching NT
Ti Tree School Ti Tree Tanami ? Teaching NT
Timber Creek Primary School Timber Creek Katherine ? Website
Tipperary Station School Tipperary Station Top End 1977 Website
Titjikala School Titjikala Lasseter ? Teaching NT
Umbakumba School Umbakumba (G. Eylandt) Arnhem ? Teaching NT T–12
Urapunga Primary School Urapunga Katherine 1975 Website
Utopia Homeland Centre Schools Utopia Sandover ? Website Network of 6 schools
Wallace Rockhole School Wallace Rockhole Lasseter ? Teaching NT
Walungurru School Kintore Tanami ? Teaching NT
Warrego Primary School via Tennant Creek Barkly ?
Warruwi School Warruwi Top End ? Website
Watiyawanu School Amunturrngu Tanami ? Teaching NT
Willowra School Willowra Tanami ? Teaching NT
Woolaning School Woolaning Top End ? Website
Woolianna Primary School Woolianna Top End 1998 Website
Wugularr Community School Beswick Katherine ? Website
Yarralin Primary School Walangeri Katherine 1999 Website
Yirrkala School Yirrkala Arnhem ? Teaching NT T–12
Yuendumu School Yuendumu Tanami ? Teaching NT
Yulara School Yulara Lasseter ? Teaching NT

Other state schools

This includes special schools (schools for disabled children) and schools for specific purposes.

Name Suburb LGA Opened Website Notes
Acacia Hill School Sadadeen Alice Springs ? Website
Alice Springs School of the Air Alice Springs Alice Springs 1951 Website
Henbury School Wanguri Darwin 1983 Website
Katherine School of the Air Katherine Katherine 1966 Website
Nemarluk School Ludmilla Darwin 1986 Website Formerly Ludmilla Special School

Defunct state schools

Name Suburb LGA Opened Closed Notes
Alice Springs High School Gillen Alice Springs 1964 2009 Merged into Centralian Middle School
Darwin Primary School Darwin Darwin ? 1984 Closed
Anzac Hill High School Alice Springs Alice Springs 1987 2009 Merged into Centralian Middle School
Hartley Street School Alice Springs Alice Springs 1930 1965
Tennant Creek High School Tennant Creek Barkly 1986 2009 Became middle/senior campus of Barkly College
Tennant Creek Primary School Tennant Creek Barkly ? 2009 Became primary campus of Barkly College

Private schools

Catholic schools

In the Northern Territory, Catholic schools are usually (but not always) linked to a parish. Prior to the 1980s, most schools were founded by religious institutes, but with the decrease in membership of these institutes, together with major reforms inside the church, lay teachers and administrators began to take over the schools, a process which completed by approximately 1990.

Schools are administered by Catholic Education Office, Northern Territory, which is administered by the Diocese of Darwin. Preference for enrolment is given to Catholic students from the parish or local area, although non-Catholic students are admitted if room is available.

Name Suburb LGA Opened Website Notes
Holy Family Primary School Karama Darwin 1983 Website
Holy Spirit Primary School Wanguri Darwin 1979 Website
Ltyentye Apurte CEC Ltyentye Apurte MacDonnell 1936 Website Santa Teresa School until 1990
MacKillop Catholic College Farrar Palmerston 2011 7-12
Murrupurtiyanuwu Catholic School Nguiu Tiwi Islands 1912 Formerly St Therese's School until 1991
O'Loughlin Catholic College Karama Darwin 1987 Website 7-12
Our Lady of the Sacred Heart Catholic College Alice Springs Alice Springs 1997 Website T–12
Our Lady of the Sacred Heart
Thamarrurr Catholic School
Wadeye Victoria Daly 1941 Website T–12
Pungajurruwu School Wurankuwu Tiwi Islands Homelands Centre
Sacred Heart Primary School Woodroffe Palmerston 1987 Website Moved from Berrimah in 1994
St Francis of Assisi School Humpty Doo Litchfield 1997 Website
Saint Francis Xavier School Nauiyu Nambiyu Victoria Daly 1956 T–10
St John's College The Gardens Darwin 1960 Website 7-12. Boys until 1975
St Mary's Primary School Darwin City Darwin 1908 Website St Joseph's School until 1967
Saint Michael's School Wudikapildiyerr Victoria Daly Homelands Centre
St Joseph's College Katherine Katherine 1987 Website T–10; primary until 1999
St Paul's Primary School Nightcliff Darwin 1967 Website
Xavier CEC Nguiu Tiwi Islands 1932 Xavier Boys School until 1992

Independent schools

Name Suburb LGA Category Opened Website Notes
Alice Springs Steiner School Ross Alice Springs Steiner 2001 Website
Araluen Christian School Araluen Alice Springs Christian (NTCSA) 1990 Website T–9
Darwin Adventist School Malak Darwin Adventist ?
Gāwa Christian School Elcho Island Tiwi Islands Christian (NTCSA) 2004 Website T–10
Good Shepherd Lutheran College (Primary) Palmerston City Palmerston Lutheran 1997 Website
Good Shepherd Lutheran College (Secondary) Howard Springs Litchfield Lutheran 2007 Website
Kormilda College Berrimah Darwin Anglican/Uniting 1967 Website IB Diploma school
Living Waters Lutheran School Larapinta Alice Springs Lutheran 1987 Website
Māpuru Christian School Mapuru East Arnhem Christian (NTCSA) 2010 Homelands school
Marrara Christian College Karama Darwin Christian (NTCSA) 1979 Website T–12
Milkwood Steiner School Berrimah Darwin Steiner 2004 Website Located at Nightcliff until 2010
Nhulunbuy Christian School Nhulunbuy East Arnhem Christian (NTCSA) 1998 Website
Nyangatjatjara College Yulara MacDonnell Independent 1997 Website Four campuses
Palmerston Christian School Marlow Lagoon Palmerston Christian (NTCSA) 1988 Website T–9
St Andrew Lutheran School Leanyer Darwin Lutheran 1983 Website
St Philip's College Alice Springs Alice Springs Uniting 1965 Website
Sattler Christian College Humpty Doo Litchfield Christian (NTCSA) 1996 Website Formerly Litchfield Christian School
The Essington School Darwin Nightcliff Darwin Montessori 1990 Website
Tiwi College Melville Island Tiwi Islands Independent Website
Woolaning Homeland Christian College Woolaning N/A Christian (NTCSA) 2002 7-12; Homelands school
Yipirinya School Ciccone Alice Springs Independent 1983 T–10. Town camp school.
Yirara College Yirara Alice Springs Lutheran 1973 Website Formerly state-run until 1993

Defunct private schools

Name Suburb LGA Category Years Opened Closed Notes
Catholic High School Alice Springs Alice Springs Catholic High 1983 1997 Merged into Our Lady of the Sacred Heart College
Our Lady of the Sacred Heart College Darwin Darwin Catholic girls High 1972 1975 Merged into St John's College
Our Lady of the Sacred Heart School Alice Springs Alice Springs Catholic Primary 1938 1997 Merged into Our Lady of the Sacred Heart College
Our Lady of Victories School Pularumpi Tiwi Islands Catholic Primary 1941 1968 Became Garden Point School (NT Education)

See also

External links

  • Schools NT (Department of Education and Training)
  • CEO Northern Territory
  • Our Schools at Association of Independent Schools NT
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