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 - Western Sydney Institute, 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.
15 June 2018
15 June 2018
23 May 2018
Don't Keep History a Mystery.
Today we were joined by all partners of the precinct as we came together for our annual Reconciliation Ceremony.
The ceremony began with music - courtesy of Brandon and his didgeridoo skills. Brandon (StJPSII Alumni) is self-taught, and his didgeridoo was hand-crafted and painted by his father.
Our MC for the evening was Alan Moran, who then introduced our Precinct Elder - Uncle Greg. Uncle Greg's Welcome to Country was inspiring.
One memorable quote included: "...once we start learning from each other, then we'll be heading in the right direction towards reconciliation. And don't you think the music would sound much better if we use both the black and the white keys?"
We were then privileged to watch three dance items by Quakers Hill High School students and their teachers, acknowledging and paying tribute to the rituals performed by Indigenous Australian people.
Mr David McLeod-Jones (DP, Wyndham College) presented the Occasional Address, instilling the theme introduced by Uncle Greg of "Don't Keep History a Mystery", followed by the Sea of Hands - where everyone was invited to place a hand in the grass to symbolise unity within Australia.
Lunch was then served by St John Paul II Catholic College, Schofields & Nirimba students.
We would like to acknowledge the Traditional Owners of the land on which we
met today, the Darug people and we pay our respects to Elders past and present.
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
For other information regarding the Precinct please contact:
Mr. Ian Wing
Nirimba Education Precinct Development Manager
Phone: 9852 4037