Aboriginal Lands District



Aboriginal Lands  District


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Anangu Education Services - Ernabella

The Anangu Education Office located at Ernabella is an administrative, curriculum, ICT and financial support office managed by Anangu Education through the Coordinating Principal. This office also has Training and Development facilities and serves as a base for Coordinators in Hearing Impairment, Secondary Education and Resource Based Learning methodology.



PMB 181
Ernabella via

Phone: (08) 89562929
Fax:     (08) 89567546

Email: info@aeseo.sa.edu.au

AES Adelaide Staff

AES Ernabella Staff






Anangu Education is the service provision unit within the Aboriginal Lands District, of the Department of Education and Children’s Services, that provides education services for communities situated within the Anangu Pitjantjatjara Yankunytjatjara Lands, the Maralinga Tjarutja Lands and the Yalata Lands.

Over a number of years, there has been a steadily developing trend for Anangu (Anangu is the word that people in these communities use in reference to themselves) to seek greater involvement in school issues and policy / curriculum directions.

 In line with a request from Anangu people and with the Department of Education, and Children’s Services (DECD) policy on community involvement in schools, this movement was formalised for the APY Lands in an agreement between the Minister of Education, Anangu Education and the Pitjantjatjara/Yankunytjatjara Education Committee (PYEC), giving PYEC Policy and Operational control of education on the APY Lands.

Individual communities and their Governing Councils have a strong role to play in decisions associated with the education of their children. It is part of the responsibility of school principals and all staff to ensure that this link between school and community is maintained and developed so that genuine empowerment of the community in matters relating to education and school occurs.

The various communities range in size from the small community at Watarru (school population of approximately 20 children, pre-school through to Junior Secondary), to Ernabella (approximately 120 children, pre-school to secondary).  



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