Nhulunbuy Primary School is situated in the township of Nhulunbuy on the tip of the Gove Peninsula in North East Arnhem Land, Northern Territory.
Nhulunbuy Primary School is proud of its fifty year tradition of delivering quality education in this unique part of the world. Our staff and school council are committed to delivering an enriching, positive learning environment whilst always working towards school improvement.
Construction of the school began in 1970, to service the growing community employed in the Nabalco bauxite mine and alumina refinery. Opened by Malcolm Fraser in July, 1972, Nhulunbuy Area School began with 400 students from Year 1 to Year 9.
Today, Nhulunbuy Primary School has a current enrolment (as May 2023) of around 400 students including Preschool. Our teachers and staff are dedicated, skilled and caring professions and we are buoyed by a very active and supportive school council and wider community.
In 2022 Nhulunbuy Primary School’s Student Representative Council (SRC) hosted our 50-year birthday celebration. This community event saw over 1000 people congregate in the NPS quadrangle to celebrate. Visitors included the Chief Minister, past and present students, their families and friends.