Cootamundra's Education

Sacred Heart Catholic School  (Kindergarten - Year 10)

You are most welcome to visit the school to see the fabulous learning and teaching that is taking place at Sacred Heart. For appointments and tours, please contact our friendly front office staff or the Principal. We provide a high quality, engaging and inclusive education in a welcoming community. We are committed to making Jesus real in everything we do and strive to live the important message of the Sisters of Mercy - Service, Compassion, Justice, Excellence and Mercy. Sacred Heart Central School acknowledges the Australian Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples as the first inhabitants of the nation and the traditional custodians of the lands where we live, learn and work. We are proud to stand in Wiradjuri country.

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Cootamundra Public School (Kindergarten - Year 6)

We ensure that our students have the opportunity to learn at their own pace, pursue their area of interest and reach their full potential.  We are committed to ensuring a safe and happy environment for your child. Like all NSW public schools, we provide safe learning and teaching environments to encourage healthy, happy, successful and productive students. The department is committed to creating quality learning opportunities for children and young people. These opportunities support wellbeing through positive and respectful relationships and fostering a sense of belonging to the school and community.

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EA Southee Public School (Kindergarten - Year 6)

The School Excellence Framework underpins our school planning and reporting approach. The framework provides a clear description of the key elements of high-quality practice across learning, teaching and leading. The school plan is highly strategic, focusing on 3 key areas for improvement we have determined in consultation with our community. It demonstrates our alignment and commitment to excellence as part of public education in NSW to ensure a profound difference to the ongoing growth and development of our school.

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Cootamundra High School (Year 7 - Year 12)

Cootamundra High School provides a safe educational environment where the pursuit of excellence is fostered and people are encouraged to pursue a life of value. We have established a reputation for academic, sporting and cultural success. Planning and reporting help us meet the needs of our community, improve the quality of teaching and enhance outcomes for all of our students.

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 Eloura Special School Cootamundra (Kindergarten - Year 12)

Located in the country town of Cootamundra the Elouera Special School is an educational centre of excellence providing individualised supports to students with a disability from Kinder to Year 12.  The school is located in Scott Avenue, a quiet cul-de-sac near the retirement village and the Cootamundra High School.  Built on large grounds with room to expand, we have developed facilities that are second to none in the region. Providing individual tailored programs to all of its students in the Junior, Middle and Senior class rooms, Elouera Special school caters for students from Kinder Early Stage 1 to Year 12 Stage 6 Life Skills Curriculum and is fully accredited with the NSW Board of Education.

Getting Here

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Cootamundra is conveniently located almost exactly half way between Melbourne and Sydney.

Driving from Sydney; simply get on to the M1 which becomes the M5 and keep following it south where it becomes the M31 (Hume Highway). Take the Jugiong exit (Riverside Dr, with a must see period style Pub with magnificent outdoor areas) and soon turn right onto Jugiong Rd, which then goes all the way to Cootamundra. Welcome to Cootamundra!

Driving from Melbourne; jump onto the Citylink and take the M2 exit (North), and then past the airport turn on to the Western Ring Rd (M80) heading north and next take the Hume Freeway (M31). Following the Hume Freeway to Gundagai and about 10 minutes past the Dog On The Tuckerbox, take the Muttama Rd exit all the way to Cootamundra. Great to see you here at Cootamundra!