School Structure


At Alyangula Preschool we provided an integrated approach to teaching and learning. Through a balance of child led learning, adult guided learning and adult led learning children have the opportunity to learn and practice developmentally appropriate skills needed for a successful start to school.

It should be noted that preschool is part time schooling. Children attend for 15 hours per week. Transition is the first year of full time schooling and in other states may be called Reception or Prep. In the Australian Curriculum it is referred to as Foundation.

Age of Entry

Children are eligible to start in preschool at the beginning of the year if they turn 4 years of age before 30th June that year.

Session Times

Monday to Friday

Morning session               8:00am to 11:00am

Monday to Thursday

Afternoon session            11:30am to 2:30pm


Alyangula Area School caters for students from Transition to Year 6 in a variety of single and multi-age classes. Students are exposed to a variety of strategies, which include whole class, small group and individual learning opportunities.

Students in the Early Years participate in fitness activities (Learning Connections) and a specific Fine Motor and Gross Motor program operated by specialist teachers. Students have contact with specialist teachers for Health and Physical Education and the Arts, Students in these year levels can also access the Food and Nutrition facilities room and Science lab to explore hands-on learning in these particular fields.

Middle School

Students in Year 7 to Year 9 work in multi-age groupings to access core curriculum subjects and electives. Throughout the year, Middle Year students have the opportunity to engage in a range of VET courses which are delivered by CDU affiliates. 

Senior School

Students in Years 10, 11 and 12 develop individual study plans in consultation with the NT School of Distance Education (NTSDE). Their programs are developed using the Australian Curriculum as students’ study towards their NT Certificate in Education and Training (NTCET). Several VET courses are offered over the year for students to participate in. NTSDE provide senior secondary education, via distance, to NT students in Years 10, 11 and 12. You can visit their website at: