Jigalong Remote Community School

Opened in 1952, Jigalong Remote Community School is located in the centre of the Aboriginal community of Jigalong, on the edge of the Great Sandy Desert. Situated within the Pilbara Education Region, the school is 170 kilometres east of Newman and approximately 1330 kilometres north-east of Perth. 

The Jigalong community gained international recognition with the release of the 2002 film Rabbit Proof Fence. The Jigalong community is self-managed by the Martu people, who maintain strong traditional ties with their culture and the land, tracing back as far as 20,000 years.

Jigalong Remote Community School is a level three school with an enrolment of 67 students (48 primary aged students, 19 secondary students). Due to the transient nature of the Martu people, moving between Jigalong, Nullagine, Newman, Punmu, Parnngurr and Kunawarritji, the school population varies from day to day. 

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