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Principal's welcome

Welcome to the Aurukun State School website. We hope that you find it informative and interesting.

We acknowledge the traditional owners of the land, the Wik and Kugu People. We pay our respects to Elders past, present and emerging. We recognise their connection to country and their role in caring for and maintaining country. We acknowledge that the education of children has occurred on this land for tens of thousands of years. May their continuing strength and wisdom be with us.

Aurukun State School opened in 1974 and remains the only school in Aurukun. We cater for almost 200 Pre-Prep to secondary students. Our school is also known locally as Koolkan Aurukun Community School.

Our students are active learners who come from a rich cultural and linguistic background. While our school uses the Australian Curriculum, in our early years the first language of instruction is Wik Mungkan.

The language of instruction transitions to English to prepare our students for boarding schools from Year 7. Those students who do not leave our community for boarding school are catered for through flexible personalised secondary curriculum program. We offer specialist teaching in music and physical education.

We have an active Parents and Citizens Committee who meet regularly with the Principal to provide advice on the direction and priorities for our school.

Our students and staff participate in a wide range of community events such as Clean Up Day, ANZAC Day, NAIDOC Fun Day, Aurukun Day, and Remembrance Day.

If you have any questions about our school please contact us.