Nirimba Education Precinct at Quakers Hill is a world-class educational community spanning senior secondary, TAFE and university sectors. It provides 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 the site.
Nirimba Education Precinct reflects and serves the continuing development of the north-west sector of Sydney, New South Wales, and is a prime example of cross-sectoral education involving both government and private providers within the secondary and tertiary sectors.
The spirit of Nirimba is one of innovation, enterprise and dedication to achieving the best possible outcomes for students, hence the Precinct 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. Collaborative 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 in its learning and teaching as well as in the built environment. The Nirimba Precinct environment aims to demonstrate sustainability through the creation of a living laboratory of sustainable development and practice.
Co-located at Nirimba are:
- St John Paul II Catholic College: a co-educational school with its Nirimba campus catering for Years 11 and 12
- Wyndham College: a NSW Government co-educational school catering for Years 11 and 12 and a part of the Nirimba Collegiate (multi-campus) Group of schools
- Nirimba TAFE College a part of TAFE NSW
- Western Sydney University The College, a division of UWS Enterprises Pty Ltd - a wholly-owned entity of Western Sydney University.
There are 8362 students, 1255 staff and 48 residents currently on the Precinct – a total of 9665 people overall. It is expected that these numbers will continue to expand 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.