Wingellina Campus

    The Wingellina community

    Wingellina is located 12 kilometres from Surveyor General's Corner, the map-point where the boundaries of South Australia, Northern Territory and Western Australia meet.

    Some 150 Yarnangu people live at Wingellina, also known by the name of a nearby rock hole, Irrunytju. It lies between two cultural zones – the Ngaanyatjarra and the Pitjantjatjarra Lands.

    Wingellina began in the 1950’s after Yarnangu people began to congregate around the nearby mining camps. Numbers grew during the 1970s around a Chrysoprase mine that operated for a few years.

    Today the miners have returned. A large deposit of oxide nickel was identified by various companies which are actively exploring options to determine if extraction is economically feasible given the remoteness of this region.

    Wingellina became an incorporated community in 1976 and has been a member of Ngaanyatjarra Council since its inception in 1981.

    Services in our community

    Wingellina has its own Community Resource Centre, airstrip, school, hall, art centre, clinic, office and store. The community is also home to NG Media.

    Our campus facilities

    The school has an administration block, two classrooms and an early childhood room, manual arts room, library, kitchen/home economics room, sports store room and gardener’s shed.

    Our students

    Currently there are approximately 30 enrolments 

    Our teachers

    Wingellina is staffed with a campus principal, three teachers and Anangu educators (AIEOs)