ABOUT US

OUR HISTORY

The Aboriginal and Islander Independent Community School was established in 1986 as a primary school in Highgate Hill. It was a humble beginning. There were only three classrooms and no outdoor areas for the children to play. 

In 1987, the school received full registration status with the Queensland Department of Education. This milestone in Indigenous Education was a significant move towards eliminating barriers between Indigenous students and mainstream primary education

Over the next decade, the school continued to grow. For two years the school relocated to a larger premises in Milton. In 1997 the school successfully secured funds to purchase the current site at Acacia Ridge. 

To this day the Murri School continues to thrive in Acacia Ridge. The school now helps students from Prep to Year 12 grow into independent and responsible members of the community.

History of the Murri School (pdf)

IN THE NEWS

LEARNING ON THE LAND WITH THE MURRI SCHOOL

An annual educational bush camp gives Year 9 and 10 students from the Murri School in Brisbane a chance to experience life outside the city… 

AUTONOMY AND STRONG FEMALE LEADERSHIP THE KEY TO SUCCESS

The Murri School is focusing on the practicalities such as busses to get children to school, and using a holistic approach that gives families empowerment in school decision making.
 

MURRI SCHOOL BUS A BIG HIT WITH STUDENTS

The Aboriginal and Islander Community School’s bus system is one of a kind, picking up each of the 240 students.

BRONCOS CELEBRATE RECONCILIATION WEEK

The Broncos celebrated National Reconciliation Week with a visit to the Murri School in Acacia Ridge…