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 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
- overnight if needed
- before/after school
- vacation care
- care for children of shift workers
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.
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.
For more information on any of our local schools please follow the links below:
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.
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: www.tne.edu.au/
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 www.communitycollegeni.nsw.edu.au 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:
Professional Teachers Council of NSW
NSW Board of Studies