On behalf of the staff and students of Birlirr Ngawiyiwu 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 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. As our Vision statement states…Through the example of Christ and the Gospel Values Birlirr Ngawiyiwu Catholic School (Spirit of God) will endeavour to develop confident, whole students. We will focus on a good education that honours the Jaru history, culture and traditions.
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 Interactive Whiteboard 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 Board contains a representative from each of the family groups. The school provides Family Meals, Movie and Disco nights each term and we are fortunate to have regular Mass and/or Communion Services provided by the Parish of Halls Creek – Father John Purnell and Sr Alma Cabassi.
The School Board and 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 the Lord your God with all your heart, and with all your soul, and with all your mind…..you shall love your neighbour as yourself’ Matthew 23 37-39
Many Blessings to you all.
Mr Peter Egan