Our School

Kalkaringi School has been a Preschool to Year 12 School since 2003, providing a comprehensive curriculum for students from both the Kalkarindji and Daguragu communities.

Our students come from a diverse cultural and linguistic background. Most of the students are Gurindji but we also have Warlpiri, Mudburra and other Indigenous and non-Indigenous families as part of our community.


The school population is about 190 from Preschool to Year 12. The school also has a playgroup run through the Families as First Teachers Program, catering for 0 to 3 year old children and their carers.

Our school priority for 2020 is to increase the number of students attending 80% or more. Literacy and numeracy development is of major importance at Kalkaringi School. 

Our school has implemented a School Wide Positive Behaviour System (see our Relevant Policy page). Students are rewarded weekly for displaying appropriate behaviour. They also accumulate points for their sports houses.




The school buildings are of various ages with the original central Administration, class and canteen block being opened in October 1976 and the newest Primary classroom complex completed for the commencement of 2013. The school has a sports oval and an undercover basketball court.

The school canteen provides breakfast, lunch and an afternoon snack for the students. This is funded through the Federal Governments School Nutrition Program and parents contribute through direct payment.


We will learn from the work of all those who have been here before us and are proud of our history and culture.

More information about the school can be obtained from Anne Saunders, Principal at Kalkaringi School.

Call (08) 89651888

Email: kalkaringi.admin@ntschools.net