School Profile

Luurnpa Catholic School is part of the Catholic Diocese of Broome and is located in the Wirrimanu Aboriginal Community Balgo Hills in the Kimberley region of Western Australia. The school commenced in 1984 at the invitation of the local Aboriginal community. The school, with a total enrolment of 120 students, consists of Kindergarten to Year 8 and includes the Kutjungka Trade Training Center for Years 9 & 10.


 The mission of the school is to work in partnership with community families to provide a Catholic education. The school endeavors to educate students so that they acquire the necessary skills, abilities and values so that they can engage and be productive in their local community and the wider Australian community.

The school has a Lasallian tradition based on the Lasallian values of: faith in the presence of God, concern for the poor and social justice, respect for all persons, inclusive community and quality education, and is associated with other Lasallian schools in Australia.


To achieve a quality Catholic education, the school with the support of CEWA, has developed Religious Education, literacy, numeracy, social and emotional, physical education, health and nutrition, and vocational education programs that suit the learning context of our Indigenous students and implement the Australian Curriculum.


The school education team led by the principal comprises of teachers, Aboriginal Teacher Assistants, Teacher Assistants , support staff and Lasallian volunteers.