Aboriginal School

Courage / Integrity / Strength

We are located in the small outback township of Marree approximately 680km north of Adelaide at the junction of the Birdsville and Oodnadatta tracks and was established in 1883.

The population of approximately 60 permanent residents derive from Aboriginal, Afghan and European heritage. Marree is the home of the Arabana and Dieri people.

Marree was originally known as Hergott Springs when the town was surveyed in 1883. Marree is an important service centre for the large sheep and cattle stations in northeast South Australia as well as a stopover destination for tourists traveling along the Birdsville or Oodnadatta Tracks.

Marree Aboriginal School is a unique and inclusive school catering for education needs from babies and toddlers in the creche, preschool and then school from reception to year 12. Students are able to successfully complete their SACE onsite through face to face teaching. A positive future pathway for our students is always a priority and is embedded in our practice as a school.

We are committed to meeting the needs of individual learners through quality teaching and learning opportunities and differentiation for all our students.

With our site priorities of literacy, numeracy we work as a team towards achieving individual success and growth for all students through a robust and stimulating curriculum and differentiation, with high expectations of all learners.

The school enjoys strong community support with families prepared to be involved in all relevant aspects of teaching and learning programs and operational practices as well as participating in school-based events and activities.

At Marree Aboriginal School we work together with our community to achieve excellence and uphold our school values of courage, integrity and strength.

Vision & Values

Teaching & Learning


We acknowledge this land where we play and work is the traditional lands of the Arabana and Dieri people and we respect their spiritual relationship with their country; the land, the creatures, the plants and waterways.

We also acknowledge the Arabana and Dieri people as the custodians of the region and that their cultural and heritage beliefs are still as important to the living Arabuna and Dieri people today.

We respect their Elders past, present and future.