Kaolin Street, LIGHTNING RIDGE NSW 2834   More schools in postcode 2834
Phone   6829 0511
Fax       6829 0137

Lightning Ridge Central School had an enrolment of 391 students for the 2009 year. Approximately 37% of the school's students identified as being of Aboriginal descent, with a further 10% coming from a language background other than English-speaking. Students come from families mainly involved in the opal mining or agricultural industries. Some students live within the township of Lightning Ridge, with many others living on rural properties or on mining camps on the outskirts of the town. Students and their families have a rich variety of backgrounds, all of which contribute to the diversity of this isolated northwestern town. The school is focused on providing an excellent education for its students through an effective and responsive curriculum, and effective quality teaching.

School Email lightningr-c.school@det.nsw.edu.au  
School Website www.lightningr-c.schools.nsw.edu.au  
Type of School Central/Community Schools  
Enrolments 380  
Region Western NSW  

Support classes offered by this school

  • Students with a Range of Disabilities with Similar Support Needs

Students with disability and additional learning and support needs

The New South Wales Department of Education and Communities support students with disability and additional learning and support needs in public schools in a range of ways. This may include specialist support classes for students in regular and special schools; the Integration, Funding Support program which provides targeted funding for eligible students; and learning and support resourcing. Every regular public school in NSW receives a specialist teacher allocation and flexible funding based on the size of the school and the learning needs of their students.

You can discuss your child's learning needs and planning for their personalised learning and support with the principal of your child's school. For more information about the full range of support services in NSW public schools go to Disability, Learning & Support.

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