A small community about 110km from Broken Hill, Menindee is best known for its lakes system fed by the Darling River. This historic town is famous for being the last town from which the colonial explorers Burke and Wills set off on their ill-fated cross-country expedition.
Typical of a small community (pop. 550), Menindee locals enjoy an easygoing, friendly and close-knit camaraderie that sees many regular social and get-together activities. With its lakes as a central point, Menindee offers water sports such as sailing, swimming, kayaking, water skiing and fishing. Other recreational activities enjoyed by the community include tennis, golf, and rifle-range shooting.
Menindee Central School
The school is a central hub of the community with an enrolment of 91 students from kindergarten to year 12, of whom approximately 70% are of Aboriginal heritage. Menindee Central School has received recognition statewide for its high student retention and attendance rates, built up through programs designed to bring its students' education levels on par with other NSW schools. Menindee Central School is also renowned for its inclusive outlook for all students and its innovative implementation of the local language, Paakintji, across the school and as an accredited HSC subject.
Menindee Central School is one of the best-resourced schools in the NSW public education system, with an interactive whiteboard in every class, a computer laptop for every teacher, and video-conferencing facilities spread throughout the school.
Many teachers who have started their career at Menindee Central School have stayed on to build their lives here as part of the community. Teachers enjoy great camaraderie and support amongst colleagues, and rich, positive interaction with the community.
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