WOOLIANNA SCHOOL
 
Woolianna School is currently located on a site owned by the Woolianna Community Development Association along Woolianna Road, 10 kilometres from the Daly River Community  It was opened in 1998 and enrols students from Pre School to Year 9. Our students are predominantly indigenous and attend the school from the local Woolianna area as well as being bussed from the Nauiyu Community.
 
The Nauiya Nambiyu (Daly River) community has a population of around 300 and is located 110 kilometres west off the Stuart Highway. Prior to European settlement, the Daly River was traditionally a meeting place for Aboriginal people to trade and hold ceremonies. Today it is also a popular fishing and camping area renowned for its plentiful supply of barramundi.
The community has a:
  • Health clinic
  • Local shop with fuel bowsers
  • Hotel 
  • Workshop
  • Child Care Centre
  • Police Station
  • Merrepen Fine Arts Gallery
The Merrepen Fine Art Gallery holds an Aboriginal Arts and Cultural Festival every year. The festival includes art sales and an auction, traditional music and dance, bush tucker displays, and a sporting carnival. The Daly River itself is a picturesque tidal river, home to both freshwater and saltwater crocodiles, and a plentiful source of barramundi. Bamboo Creek and Horseshoe Billabong are gorgeous spots to picnic and enjoy the company of rare birds and wallabies. During the wet season temperatures range from 25°c at night to 32 °c during the day. Temperatures in the dry season are relatively warm. With an average daily temperature of 30 °c which falls to 20 °c at night.
 
Woolianna School recently particpated in making a digital art piece to celebrate the past 100 years around Daly River. If you would like to watch please click here 
 

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