Educational Facilities within the Inverell District

The Inverell District offers a full range of educational facilities including:

  • Family Day Care Service plus in-home care service
  • Pre Schools
  • Vacation care during school
  • Long Day Care Centres
  • 2 Public Primary Schools
  • A Private Catholic School (K to Yr 10)
  • 2 Public High Schools
  • TAFE Campus
  • Community College
  • Adult & Community Education
  • University Access Centre

Family Day Care

Family Day Care provides quality care for children in the homes of Family Day Carers. A Family Day Care service provides care through a network of approved Family Day Carers, who are organised and supported by a professional co-ordination team. In Family Day Care, the hours of care are flexible and can be matched to your family's needs. Types of care provided include:

  • full-time care
  • part-time care
  • casual care
  • weekends
  • overnight if needed
  • before/after school
  • vacation care
  • care for children of shift workers

In Home Care

In Home Care provides care in the comfort and security of the child's own home. Care can be provided to:

  • families with sick children or those who are recuperating from illness;
  • parents who work outside normal business hours, shift workers, business owners and farmers; and
  • families who live in a rural/remote area where distance/isolation prevents access to other forms of childcare.


Preschool education is an important start to a child's schooling and Inverell offers several preschools to choose from. Preschools provide a warm, caring, happy and educational atmosphere for children to develop in. There is time allocated to play indoors and outdoors, with plenty of equipment, and time in groups experiencing music, languages, creativity and craft. The facilities accommodate the needs of younger children by providing quiet times for rest and also motor skill development and making friends. Preschool helps your child learn to make friends, co-operate and make choices. They will develop skills, expand their learning, natural affiliation with exploring, be creative and have fun.

Primary and High School

The Inverell Shire has two main Government Primary Education facilities in the district, as well as several smaller schools in the surrounding towns and villages. Inverell Public School and Ross Hill Public School provide excellent education for the children of Inverell with strong traditions and standards of schooling, together with the best available resources and equipment. Both are situated on spacious and attractive grounds, with committed teaching staff and administration, providing a second to none public education.

ross hill public school inverell public school

There is one Private Catholic school in Inverell. Holy Trinity School is a co-educational Catholic School catering for students from Kindergarten to Year 10. Holy Trinity School is an educational institution based on Christian values. Holy Trinity sets very high standards and a broad curriculum is offered across the school to ensure that students are able to reach their full potential.

Holy Trinity Computers Holy Trinity Student
The Inverell Shire has two main Government Higher School Education facilities in the district, as well as a few smaller schools in the surrounding towns and villages. Inverell High School and Macintyre High School offer a broad based curriculum to cater for the needs of all students. Both High Schools encourage each child to excel in their chosen field whether it be academic, cultural or sporting. Each High School has incorporated support systems to cater for children with mild to severe disabilities, integrating these students into mainstream education.

inverell high school students Macintyre High School Front

The villages within the Inverell Shire, are able to provide individual and caring attention to their students. Ashford Central School offers schooling from K to 12, Delungra Public School, Gilgai Public School and Gum Flat Public School all cater for children from K to 6.

Gum Flat Public School Gilgai Public School

For more information on any of our local schools please follow the links below:

Inverell Public School
Ross Hill Public School
Holy Trinity School
Inverell High School
Macintyre High School
Gilgai Public School
Gum Flat Puclic School
Ashford Central School

Inverell University of the Third Age

Inverell University of the Third Age (U3A) is an educational facility for senior citizens. U3A endeavour to offer free courses to cover a wide range of activities that enhance health and lifelong learning for Inverell residents who are in their "third age", i.e. they have gone through the first age of childhood and schooling, the second age of employment and rearing a family, and now they are in their third age and are looking for positive activities at minimum expense to occupy themselves in retirement and improve their health, gain social interaction and maintain a high level of brain activity.

Courses offered include Basic Computing, Mah Jong, Canasta, Cryptic Crosswords, Art, Bush Ramble, Bird Watching, Pilates, Line Dancing Sewing and Craft and Ukulele and Music lessons. The U3A also includes opportunities for socialising such as Morning Coffee, Armchair Travel, Book Club and Garden Group.

The Inverell University of the Third Age U3A is completely run by volunteers, all course leaders offer their services totally unpaid. Members may enrol in as many U3A courses as they choose with no course enrolment fee. Some courses attract a small fee ($2) to cover the expense of hiring a venue, and any course materials are at the expense of the member. The annual membership fee for the Inverell U3A is $20 per person.

Please visit the website for any further details or information at

Adult and Other Education

Educational facilities in Inverell are not limited to Primary and High Schooling. Inverell TAFE Campus offers a wide range of educational courses for adults and young people. TAFE Inverell offers courses reflecting both local and state wide needs in building and construction, information technology, business services, general education, gem faceting , arts and media, welding, personal & community services, HSC, agriculture and mining courses. For more information you can contact TAFE on 1800 448 176 or visit their website:

Inverell Community College-Northern Inland campus in 1 of 7 campus' in the region. The College believes learning can take place at any stage of someone's life or career. Learning can be for social, personal or vocational reasons and involves people with widely different educational backgrounds. Recognising the essential role of learning throughout life, the Community College of Inverell offers a wide range of courses for adults. Nationally recognised vocational courses offered include; Aged Care, Children's Services, IT, Hospitality, Civil Construction and WHS. Leisure courses include Cheese Making, Languages for Beginners, Meditation, Learn to Sew, Welding, Whip Making, Sushi Making, Yoga, Photography, Pottery and Cupcake Decorating to mention just a few. To enrol or enquire about courses, use the link or phone 6721 3656.

The University of New England is located in Armidale which is only one and a half hours drive from Inverell and provides a complete tertiary education facility within easy access to Inverell.

The New South Wales Department of Education and Training site provides informative information on public schools, their facilities and activities. With sub headings such as Finding a Public School, Learning At School and Supporting Students, parents can find all they need to know in regards to public schooling for their child. The site also has a calendar, and list of events, with featured articles such as Arts and Sports in Public Schools and the A-Z of attending and enrolling in school from uniforms to immunisation.

Other sites include:

Commonwealth Department of Education, Employment and Workplace Relations
Professional Teachers Council of NSW
NSW Board of Studies
HSC Online



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