Gartirri School

Gartirri School was founded by Gartirri Burarrwanga in the 1960s and was for many years a light house school for other communities seeking to educate their children at home. When the mission at Galiwinku closed the school was not supported and children were encouraged to travel to school in regional centres. This was one of the great mistakes of Aboriginal policy in our times. The school infrastructure is still relatively sound and this project is to promote an ongoing salary for a teacher to conduct classes in accordance with the Northern Territory school curriculum and in accordance with traditional cultural lessons.