Nhulunbuy High School

Nhulunbuy is a remote community town located in the Gove Peninsula of the Northern Territory and is approximately 700kms east of Darwin along an unsealed road. Most supplies and visitors are brought to Nhulunbuy by air or sea transport.

Nhulunbuy High School caters to the education requirements of mainstream high school students and included in their faculty is a Special Education Centre which supports high needs students from Years 7 – 12.

NHS Bus 2

The teachers are longstanding community members with a passion for ensuring their students excel in all areas and have the best chance in life despite their geographical disadvantage. It is this dedication that prompted the school staff to apply for a Sunshine Coach, with a wheelchair lifter, to transport students to excursions and sporting events and also be available for other educational service providers in the wider community. Due to the remote location and as the only other local transport in the town is one taxi, this appeal was considered favourably by the Variety NT Board.

Last year, it was with pleasure that our Variety NT Appeals Chairman personally travelled to Nhulunbuy to present a 12 seater Sunshine Coach to the very excited staff and students at Nhulunbuy High School. On taking ownership of their new Sunshine Coach the high school students and staff have said they all love their Sunshine Coach and it’s fabulous. One staff member said, “The bus is easy to drive when transporting students and having a bus has been a very positive outcome for the school and our students and we are all very proud of our bus.”

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