Community Education Centre caters from preschool to year 12. There is also
a crèche attached to the school (called the Nursery School). Barunga
has a strong VET program and some of our students are undertaking apprenticeships
in Katherine as a result. Literacy levels are low, however the school regularly
has students meeting benchmarks.
is located 90 km southeast of Katherine on an all weather road. Barunga
has clear radio and TV reception through the local repeater (BRACS). The
are both elevated and ground level houses, mainly three bedrooms though
there are some 1 and 2 bedroom houses. All houses have room airconditioners
in the lounge and main bedroom and are supplied with basic furniture and
whitegoods. All houses have phone connections, though high speed data
lines are not available.
The community has approximately 250 people. There is a local store, clinic,
garage, as well as the community council and the school. These are the
only employment opportunities within the community. AIM church services
are conducted regularly. A permit is needed to live in the community and
to consume alcohol. Beer can be purchased from the local store.
local language is Kriol. The community government council is represented
by the major traditional language groups of Jawoyn, Dalabon, Mayali and
Barunga CEC is a category 2 school.
Terms and conditions for this category can be found at 'Teaching
in the Territory' website.
The school programs are based upon Walking Talking Texts in the primary
section and Northern Territory Open Education Centre (NTOEC) courses in
the secondary section. VET courses are conducted through NTOEC and Batchelor
Institute of Indigenous Tertiary Education (BIITE). The school has a strong
emphasis on Art/Craft and performs in the Croc Fest and exhibits its work
in the Katherine Show. The school council meets monthly, usually a dinner
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the 'Out Bush' section of the 'Katherine
Region' pages of the Rivers Cluster site to learn more.
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