Nirimba Education Precinct is a world-class educational community spanning senior secondary, TAFE and university sectors which provide a unique delivery in education and training through a collaborative partnership.
Nirimba, an Aboriginal word from the traditional owners, the Darug people, means “pelican” and is also the name of the Navy training base previously on this site.
Nirimba Education Precinct at Quakers Hill reflects and serves the continuing development of the north-west sector of Sydney, New South Wales, and is a unique example of cross-sectoral education involving both government and private providers.
The spirit of Nirimba is one of innovation, enterprise and dedication to achieving the best possible outcomes for students, hence its motto – “the smarter way to learn”.
Characterised by a “pathways to learning” approach, flexible delivery and a focus on sustainability, Nirimba fosters success for students with varying needs and at differing stages of their journey in life-long learning. Contemporary approaches to learning and teaching, which utilise the latest technology, ensure the opportunity for success for all students, and prepares them to meet future challenges.
As a modern, diverse, and innovative educational consortium, Nirimba has an educational focus on sustainability, both in its learning and teaching and the ever expanding built environment. Several of the partners are currently undertaking large building projects.
Co-located at Nirimba are:
- St John Paul II Catholic College: a Catholic co-educational school with its Nirimba campus catering for Years 11 and 12
- Wyndham College: a NSW Government co-educational college catering for Years 11 and 12 and part of the Nirimba Collegiate (multi-campus) Group of schools
- TAFE NSW Western Sydney Institute, Nirimba College
- Western Sydney University The College: a wholly owned entity of the Western Sydney University
There are over 12,000 students, more than 850 staff and 60 residents currently on the Precinct. These numbers are expanding annually with larger increases expected over the next few years. The Precinct also has its own childcare centre and accommodates other educational organisations such as the Nirimba Office of the NSW Department of Education and the BREED Business Centre.