About Us - Principal Message - Theo de Beer

Welcome to the Alyangula Area School Community. Alyangula Area School caters for a growing and diverse group of children from preschool to senior years. Senior year's programs are offered through the NT School of Distance Education. Alyangula Area School (AAS) is unique in that it functions as an urban school although it is located on the very remote, traditional land of Groote Eylandt; far from a large population centre. Approximately 30% of our children identify as Aboriginal and 32% as English as a second language (ESL) learners. Parents and community members are encouraged to play an active role in our school to ensure that students can achieve the best possible outcomes. AAS has a very strong and high functioning School Council team who support the school leadership and staff in collaboratively making important decisions for our school?s infrastructure and resources. Alyangula Area School is very privileged to have positive partnerships with South 32/GEMCO and the Anindilyakwa Land Council. Our partnerships have led to several productive initiatives for our students, leading to increased educational outcomes. For our children, to thrive in this changing time, we need to support them to develop skills such as critical thinking, collaboration / teamwork, creativity, communication, perseverance and hard work. These skills will help them to become unstuck and move forward when the next step is not obvious. Our teachers and support staff are committed professionals, dedicated to ensuring excellence and equity for all our students. Our staff maintains high expectations for student behaviour and academic achievement and adopts a wide range of innovative teaching practices, bringing a blend of experience and expertise to the implementation of the Curriculum. Our school values are based on respect, excellence, courage and safety - TOGETHER we, RESPECT ourselves, each other, school and community, strive for EXCELLENCE, show COURAGE in all situations and demonstrate SAFETY in all that we do.