Principal's Welcome

On behalf of the staff and students of Birlirr Ngawiyiwu Catholic School I would like to welcome you and your family to our school community. We welcome your interest, support and encouragement in all aspects of school life, in particular, sharing your knowledge of the Jaru language culture of Yaruman (Ringer Soak).

Birlirr Ngawiyiwu was founded by the Sisters of St Joseph’s upon the request of the community at Yaruman/Ringer Soak and the work of these Sisters and St Mary MacKillop of the Cross is still the foundation of our school.

Children from Kindergarten to Year Six are offered a comprehensive, stimulating and challenging curriculum which is based on the individual needs our of students and aligned with the national curriculum (ACARA) and the Western Australian Curriculum Assessment and Outcomes as determined by School Curriculum Standards Authority ( SCSA). We have a strong emphasis on the use of Information Technology in all classes, with all classes from Kindergarten to Year Six having an Smart TV and access to class sets of lap tops and iPads. Our students are encouraged to become confident, independent and collaborative learners. Staff design activities that are child centred and directed to the needs of the individuals.

The School Advisory Board is made up of two representatives from each of the family groups. We are fortunate to have regular Mass and/or Communion Services provided by the Parish of Halls Creek with Sr Alma Cabassi.

Community members work closely with the school to build and strengthen our relationships with God, each other and the land and culture on which we live.

May God bless us all as we work together to help our children grow towards creating an environment of harmony that fosters God’s love in this beautiful country.

Our school rules best sum up our commitment to upholding the Gospel Values:

  • Love God - Respect Self
  • Love One Another - Respect Others
  • Love the Environment - Respect the Place we are in

…’ love the Lord your God with all your heart, and with all your soul, and with all your mind… shall love your neighbour as yourself’ Matthew 23 37-39 Our school motto, chanted every morning and afternoon, motivates the students: “We are Strong; We are Smart; We are Happy Birlirr Ngawiyiyu Kids”

Many Blessings to you all.
Tim Clear