Northern Peninsula Area State College, Bamaga

Name: Northern Peninsula Area State College
Type: Primary and Secondary School
Address: Sagaukaz Street
Town: Bamaga
Postcode: 4876
State: Queensland
Region Far North Queensland
Phone: (07) 4090 4333
Fax: (07) 4090 4300
Pupils: 646

Northern Peninsula Area College is a P-12 School catering for the educational needs of students from five communities in the Northern Peninsula Area. Three of these communities Injinoo, Umagico and New Mapoon are of Aboriginal culture. Two communities Seisia and Bamaga are of Torres Strait Islander culture. Each community has its own Council and is managed independently of the others. The common language is Creole, with English spoken as a second or third language.

The school provides P-12 educational programs across four campuses Bamaga Preschool, Bamaga 1-5 Campus, Injinoo P-5 Campus, Bamaga 6-12 Campus.


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