Nirimba Education Precinct
The Nirimba Education Precinct is a multi-institutional educational campus located at Quakers Hill in the rapidly developing area of North West Sydney. Comprised of co-educational secondary providers, TAFE and a University College, the Precinct was established in 1995 with the intent to leverage the various partners' expertise to provide flexible opportunities for post compulsory education for the students of Greater Western Sydney. With a focus on excellence, innovation and collaborative approaches to educational offerings, the Precinct partners are able to provide a unique learning experience and various pathways opportunities on a single campus.
Partners in the Precinct include the NSW Department of Education and Training as represented by Wyndham College, and TAFE NSW, the Catholic Education Office as represented by St John Paul II Catholic College; and the Western Sydney University represented by Western Sydney University The College. Joint activities on the campus are governed by a Board with representation from all parties and a rotating chair. The Board strategy is implemented through two subcommittees, one focused on educational innovation and opportunities, and the other on operational matters.
16 November 2018
Staff from the Nirimba Education Precinct enjoyed a leadership breakfast at the Tradewynds Cafe on the 14th November. It was a great chance for staff from the four education providers to meet and hear about transforming education. Professor Simon Barrie from WSU spoke about a dynamic approach to creating influential global citizen scholars in a technology enabled world.
4 September 2018
HAVE YOU HEARD ABOUT OUR WRITER'S COMPETITION?
Check out the information below!
Terms and Conditions:
Entrants must be students currently enrolled with one of the four Precinct partner institutions. (Western Sydney University The College, TAFE NSW - Nirimba College, St John Paul II Catholic College, Schofields & Nirimba, or Wyndham College). Year 10 students from the Nirimba Collegiate or St John Paul II Catholic College are also permitted to enter.
— Take any of the following forms:
- Poem or suite of poems
- Script (short film/ TV / theatre)
- Investigative journalism
- Instruction manual
- Or any other involving the written word
— Access the personal, historical, fictional, political (or a combination of these)
- Use the written word as the primary mode
- Be inspired by, or relate to Nirimba
- Not exceed 3000 words
- Be submitted in PDF form
- Be submitted with the entry form at https://tinyurl.com/NEPWrite by 5pm Friday 9 November, 2018.
Entry instructions can be found at this address:
Any queries regarding this competition can be directed to Philip Emery at firstname.lastname@example.org
Entries will be evaluated on their innovative use of the written word to represent Nirimba.
The four partners of the Nirimba Education Precinct are launching The Nirimba Writer’s Competition this August with the intention of capturing aspirational writers who are currently engaged in learning from Years 10 through to University and TAFE.
This year the competition stimulus is:
14 August 2018
Today our Indigenous Students from St John Paul II Catholic College, Schofields & Nirimba, Wyndham College, and some of our NEP collegiate schools, joined the other partners at the precinct for the annual Indigenous Student Conference.
The aim of the conference is to showcase the different opportunities and pathways the Nirimba Education Precinct has to offer, and help provide some direction to the students for their future studies and goals.
The day began at Western Sydney University The College’s lecture theatre in U10, where Precinct Elder Uncle Greg hosted the Welcome to Country (along with Brandon our resident didgeridooist). We are so glad Uncle Greg was able to join us today, as he was in hospital just yesterday with a bad case of the flu!
We then heard from Ashleigh Bridge - our guest speaker for the evening - who shed some light on her experiences during the final years of high school and afterwards, and her battle with mental illness.
Afterwards, students were split into groups where they met representatives from tertiary education institutes, The NSW Police Force, the NSW Defence Force, and more.
Thank you to all involved for sharing your stories and wisdom with the students today.
For information about:
- Nirimba TAFE
- Western Sydney University The College
Phone: 9852 4488
- Wyndham College
Phone: 9208 7100
- St John Paul II Catholic College
Phone: 9208 7250
- Department of Education NSW
Phone: 9208 7611
For other information regarding the Precinct please contact:
Mr. Ian Wing
Nirimba Education Precinct Development Manager
Phone: 9852 4037