The first step on a positive and productive connection to school learning

Wulagi School is an Independent Public School governed by a School Board and situated approximately 18 kilometers from the heart of Darwin, Northern Territory, Australia. Wulagi School provides quality teaching and learning in a caring environment. Teachers and educators connect with all students using the Berry Street Education Model to understand and meet individual needs. Wulagi School is structured into multi-level classes and teachers plan collaboratively in teaching and learning teams. The school is open-plan with classrooms radiating from a central library space.


We are a community of diversity with families from over 15 different nationalities and language backgrounds from Indigenous Australia and around the world. 35% of our children identify as Indigenous and bring the wisdom and culture of Australia’s first people to the whole community.

Children and families learn with us from birth to Year 6. This is a big responsibility that we take seriously as we collaborate with families and the community. Through Wulagi Family Centre we provide playgroups for children 0 to 4 years and their families to learn in a beautiful play-based inquiry environment. Wulagi School caters for 270 students from Preschool to Year 6. We connect closely with Sanderson Middle School providing a seamless transition to the next phases of learning.

Goodstart Wulagi Early Learning Centre is co-located on site and provides long day care for children 6 weeks to 5 years. Camp Australia offers After School Hours Care for up to 52 children on site. Through these collaborations we provide for the economic and professional needs of families in a variety of respectful, nurturing and best-practice learning environments.


The name “Wulagi” is derived from the Wurlaki tribe of Central Arnhem Land. This tribe inhabits the Cadell River/Bythe River area between Milingimbi and Maningrida. In 2018 representative of Wulagi School and the Wurlaki people acknowledged their shared history and committed to honouring this significant connection through the signing of a Memorandum of Understanding.

Wulagi School was one of the first post-Cyclone Tracy schools and opened in 1978.