Girls Academy
West Arnhem


The West Arnhem Girls Academy, located in both Jabiru and Gunbalanya, works within the school system to break down barriers such as drug and alcohol abuse, pregnancy and violence that prevent Aboriginal girls from completing their education. Sport and extra-curricular activities, intensive mentoring and counselling, and a structured reward system keep the girls engaged in their education and their future. An Academy girl can shape her own destiny, lift up her family, and transform her community.

West Arnhem Girls Academy

West Arnhem College (Jabiru)
40 Waterhouse Road, JABIRU NT 0886
T: 08 8938 3311 | F: 08 8938 3344
E: info at westarnhem dot girlsacademy dot com dot au

West Arnhem College (Gunbalanya)
GUNBALANYA NT 0822
T: 08 8979 0181 | F: 08 8979 0143
E: info at westarnhem dot girlsacademy dot com dot au

ABN: 41 236 400 793

Sports & Extra-Curricular Activities

Sporting and Extra-Curricular Activities including basketball and netball competitions, fitness programs, cultural excursions, sporting carnivals and specialised coaching are offered at the Academy.…read more

Leadership, Teamwork & Vision

Leadership, Teamwork and Vision activities are designed to support the development of student's confidence, attitude, leadership and teamwork skills. These activities are delivered in timetabled weekly Academy sessions, before and after school, at recess and lunch times, and even on weekends and school holidays.…read more

Latest News

8 Year 12 graduates for 2015

Gunbalanya School and the Girls Academy proudly bid farewell to 8 Year 12 graduates at the end of 2015 - the largest number of graduates from any remote Indigenous Community school!

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PARRS Mixed Touch Football Competition

Girls Academy studetns Tannah, Jessie, Nisa and Madeleine participate in the first PARRS Mixed Touch Football Competition

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PARCS Basketball Competition

On Wednesday the 1st of April, 10 girls from Jabiru travelled to Darwin to participate in the Palmerston and Rural Cluster School’s (PARCS) Basketball competition at Marrara Basketball Stadium.

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