Independent Schools

Mäpuru Yirralka College

Location: east Arnhem Land

Primary (T-Year 6)
Secondary (Years 7-10)

Debra Batemen
Jackie Duluwidi

Phone: 08 89704996


Mäpuru Yirralka College began operations in 2018 after a 38 year struggle to establish a school at Mäpuru. Yirralka Education, the College's governing body was formed to ensure access to schooling and education for learners determined to remain on ancestral estates. 

The College implements a rigorous community driven bi-literacy and bi-cultural education program in Djambarrpuyŋu and English. The curriculum aims to build students’ capacity to realise the community’s vision ‘self-determined lives of dignity on ancestral estates’, to develop independent and autonomous learners who are able to manage a rapidly changing world and hold true to their values, languages and cultures.