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  • Tiwi College


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    Tiwi College

    Founding year: 1912
    Website: Visit Website
    Number of students: 0
    Genders Accepted: Mixed (Co-education)
    Leadership: Mr. Ian Smith (Principal)
    Number of staff: 0

    The college is owned and managed by the Tiwi people through the Tiwi Education Board, comprised of senior men and women from all Tiwi communities. Pickataramoor is located approximately 60kms away from the closest community. Our college IS the community of Pickataramoor. Tiwi College is a weekly boarding facility where students are accommodated in Family Group Homes. The college caters to holistic learning helping the young Tiwi become "work-ready." At Tiwi College, we value the Family Group Homes' life skills as highly as our academic programs.

    With Leadership & Guidance from Tiwi, our College community uses a holistic approach to develop essential knowledge and skills required for vocational choices with happy, rewarding, and healthy lives. Our college can improve the lives of the young Tiwi via an intensive, caring approach. We ensure that our education balances the strengths of the Tiwi with the knowledge and skills required in a Western workforce.

    The print, Terra Aequilibrium, is used as a guide for the culture of Tiwi College. The ochre markings represent Indigenous country, the blue non-Indigenous country. Both come together in the middle, a path used by both cultures moving into the future, in the spirit of parity and equality. This guides the Tiwi College approach at all levels. Tiwi and non-Tiwi work with one another, with respect shown to all cultures. We are here to learn from one another to move forward to a future of mutual trust and understanding where "both worlds" are recognized and respected.

    Our Vision is with leadership & guidance from Tiwi. Our College community uses a holistic approach to develop essential knowledge and skills required for vocational choices and happy, rewarding, and healthy lives. Mission Statement Day School Via a holistic approach, we aspire to:

    • Improve literacy and numeracy levels to ensure students have choices in future vocations.
    • Provide vocational education and training that streams directly into Tiwi and the international industry.
    • Provide a flexible and diverse curriculum that promotes the strengths of the Tiwi while encouraging rich exploration of new concepts.
    • Improve student attendance rate to a level of sustained excellence.
    • Assist students in reaching their long term goals and providing hope for the future through a personal well-being program.
    • Provide health care services to improve physical and emotional health.
    • Improve the skills, habits, and knowledge required for sustainable, environmentally friendly living.
    • Reinforce the synergies between Tiwi Spirituality and the Catholic Faith.




    Address: Tiwi College, Pickataramoor. Melville, Tiwi Island, Northern Territory, NT 0822, Australia

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