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Milikapiti Community has a population of about 450. The school has an enrolment of nearly 80 students from Pre School to Middle Years. There are six teaching staff and a number of teaching assistants working together in classrooms. The school is very well resourced and classrooms are bright, clean and inviting learning and teaching environments.
 
 

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Location
The Tiwi Islands include both Bathurst and Melville, separated by Apsley Strait. Milikapiti is one of the two larger communities situated on Melville Island approximately 100 kms north west of Darwin.  The school over-looks the bay and is set amidst well maintained grounds.
  
 
As one of the Top End Group Schools, Milikapiti has well established Policies and Practices across all areas.  A whole school approach is used across curriculum areas and student management these include; Accelerated Literacy, Count Me In Too, Primary Connections and Bounce Back (Resilience Program).
The school has a registered kitchen where the School Nutrition Program caters for healthy morning teas and lunches for all students. The Pre School has three undercover learning areas as well as a large and shaded playground. The main school consists of four classrooms, Administration Area, a Computer/Study Room, Library and Teacher Resource Room. An added bonus to the school in recent times through BER funds has been the construction of a Multi-Purpose Room: ‘The Wonaeamirri Building’ that is being used for Multi-media, ICT, Creative Arts and for Family Evenings. The outdoor area of the school includes a full sized undercover basketball court, a sports oval and a playground.
Currently, there are six NT Government teacher houses at Milikapiti situated within walking distance of the school.  Four of these are 3 bedroom dwellings and the others have two bedrooms. Teacher’s houses are furnished and are made very homely when teachers bring their entertainment systems, home wares and other treasures that brighten their lives. Several teachers have installed satellite television into their homes and Testra Next G mobile telephones and internet USB are winners.
It is recommended that 4x4 wheel drive vehicles be used on the Island as most roads are unsealed. There are many scenic places to visit throughout the Island and the Traditional Owners of the various ‘countries’ are most courteous when asked to visit their lands. However, there are certain times when access to areas is closed and this information is made well known to all community members.
The community of Milikapiti has a range of facilities including a modern Health Clinic, A Store, Council Offices, Sports & Social Club with a separate motel type accommodation centre, Recreation Hall, Sports Oval, Mechanics Workshop, Arts Centre & Museum, Catholic Church, Community Safe House, Women's Centre and an Agricultural Farm.
The Tiwi Barge visits the Community fortnightly from Darwin, delivering freight and supplies.  Fly Tiwi provides two daily flights each week day and afternoon flights on weekends and public holidays.
In community life it is important to undertake your own recreational activities including walking, fishing, hunting with the local Tiwi people. Organised sports include watching or playing Aussie Rules football in the wet season and at times Softball, Basketball and other sports are organised in and between the two Islands.