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Taminmin College

Taminmin College

Taminmin College is a large comprehensive independent public school, which services the rural area of Darwin, bringing together a professional team of educators, students and the wider community.

The school provides an extensive range of programs for students from years 7 to 12, providing students with the support that best meets their needs to achieve their potential, ensuring success in their chosen life pathway.

The school values are REACH:
R – Respect
E – Effort toward excellence
A – Achieve your goals
C – Caring community
H – Honesty

The college is the hub of the rural community, bringing together more than 1200 students from the surrounding area, with over 100 personnel on site, including 98 teaching staff, an executive team made up of the Principal and six Assistant Principals.

There is extensive opportunity for teachers of all skills to develop professionally and personally, with other like-minded and progressive educators. The strong educational drive is guided by the executive team, who facilitate the educational department’s innovative and creative delivery of curriculum through highly successful targeted programs.

These programs include Young Scholars, High Achievers, Science, Technology, Engineering, Maths, Transition to Work, Sports Academy, Agriculture, Vocational Education & Training, Arts, Wellbeing, Girls’ Academy and the Special Education Centre.

The school is incredibly proud of all of its programs. Young Scholars is a program for students from surrounding primary schools in years 5 and 6 who are aspiring towards an academic pathway.

The Transition to Work program caters for students who choose an alternative career pathway and includes english, mathematics, and work placements or skill-based apprenticeships. The program enables students to access and complete tertiary and industry qualifications on and off campus. Taminmin College’s Vocational Education and Training in Schools (VETiS), employs qualified trainers who provide students access to trade focussed qualifications.

It provides student training in 19 areas, including certificate levels in manufacturing, automotive, construction, agriculture, racing, hospitality, tourism and business, and are always looking for new and innovative training models and industry partnerships. The school is seeking government and philanthropic support for a Clontarf program that provides opportunities and pathways for Indigenous male students.

The Sports Academy is a highly regarded program and gives students opportunities to develop their skills, compete at high levels and seek a sporting career pathway. The nationally recognised Girls’ Academy program provides mentoring and support to Indigenous girls to achieve their goals and reach their full potential.

The College’s High Achiever program supports and challenges those students who pursue an academic pathway in years 7-9. It provides a learning environment where students can excel and develop their higher order thinking skills.

The purpose-built Science Technology Engineering Arts and Mathematics (STEAM) complex provides students with state-of-the-art facilities and opportunities to access partnerships with key stakeholders such as Engineers Australia and McArthur River Mining.

Taminmin College won the highly prestigious National Australian Education Award in 2019 for the Best STEM Program.

The facilities include 75 hectares of agricultural farmland, which is fully integrated into the educational programs offered at the school.

The campus accommodates a community library, which is comprehensive and resource rich.

The dedicated staff and wellbeing support network contributes to the success of Taminmin College.

Students and staff have access to an extensive wellbeing platform that consists of an Aboriginal and Islander Education Worker, school-based nurse, school-based police officer, counsellor, youth worker and chaplain.

This holistic, wrap-around approach to education is one of the many reasons Taminmin College attracts innovative and adventurous educators.

The school is always exploring new opportunities and welcomes the recruitment of new teachers. TQ

Taminmin College
08 8983 7000