Primary & Secondary Education
Primary and secondary education is provided by both government
and non-government schools. The State Government provides education
facilities up to Year 10 in all Kimberley towns at district high
schools. Fully taught Years 11 and 12 are also available at Broome
Senior High School and there are plans for a significant upgrade of
post-secondary facilities at the Kununurra District High School.
Some senior secondary subjects are offered by distance education at
district high schools located in the region's towns and major
communities. Alternatively, students may remain in any part of the
region and elect to complete secondary schooling by distance
The Kimberley School of the Air at Derby services students in remote locations across the region using a range of communications technologies.
The Catholic Education Office of WA provides educational
programs from Kindergarten to Year 12 at St Mary's College in
Broome. Kindergarten to Year 10 is offered at Beagle Bay,
Lombadina, Warmun, Balgo, Lake Gregory and Billiluna. Education
programs up to Year 7 are offered at Derby, Red Hill, Gibb River,
Kununurra, Wyndham and Ringers Soak. Adult education is offered at
Lake Gregory and Billiluna.
Aboriginal Independent Community Schools across the region there are six Aboriginal Independent Community Schools operating in remote communities offering a range of kindergarten to Year 7 and kindergarten to Year 10 curriculum.
Student Assisted Travel Scheme
Many students from the Kimberley elect to complete their study in Perth or other regional centres, and are assisted by the Student Assisted Travel Scheme operated by the Western Australian Government.
The Kimberley Training Institute offers post-secondary
education through its centres in Broome, Derby, Fitzroy Crossing,
Halls Creek, Kununurra and Wyndham. The Broome Campus has
established an Aquaculture annexe at the Broome Tropical
Aquaculture Park. Facilities were previously upgraded in Kununurra,
Wyndham and Halls Creek. These developments have significantly
increased post-compulsory education services available in the
The University of Notre Dame established its Broome Campus in 1998 and has been expanding the range of courses on an ongoing basis.
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Education Support Facilities
Other education support facilities in the region include
Community Resource Centres (formerly known as Telecentres) located
in Broome, Halls Creek, Wyndham and Kununurra, which offer access
through video-conferencing and other electronic