Principal’s Message


Welcome to our school website. Canteen Creek School – Owairtilla is situated 300km south east of Tennant Creek in the Northern Territory. The community population fluctuates at around the 200 mark. In the past years the school has been offering education from preschool to year 12 (Senior Secondary). Recently, due to the directive from the NT Department of Education the school now offers education from preschool to middle years. After year 9 our students are encouraged to go to boarding school within the territory or interstate to pursue secondary education. The current roll at the school fluctuates between 70 and 90.
At Canteen Creek School we have an open and inclusive learning policy in our classrooms whereby all students have the right to participate and develop to their full potential. Such environment also allow stakeholders such as our parents/families/elders to be part of and actively contribute to the teaching/learning process when the need arises.
As a school we reinforce the view that the scope of education does not only limit itself to the intellectual development and growth of a child.  We align our teaching/learning to the notion that the development of a child occurs within a defined set of values, so that there is a moral under-pinning to the thought-processes the child learns. Education at Canteen Creek is about the holistic development (intellectual, moral and social) of a child to ensure nurturing of good and responsible citizens who are capable of fulfilling their potential and making meaningful contribution to their community.

Wili Suluma
Principal