Our Story

Christ The King Catholic School is a co-educational school for students from Kindergarten to Year 10. We currently have enrolled between 60 and 70 students from the Aboriginal Communities of Djarindjin and Lombadina and surrounding outstations.

Guided by the teachings of Jesus, Christ The King Catholic School works in partnership with the families, community and church to educate students to achieve in all areas of life.
Mission Statement
At Christ The King School, our Catholic faith and authentic discipleship as followers of Jesus, is enriched with a tradition of Spirituality deeply connected to land, people and lore. We accept Jesus in all aspects of our daily lives with enthusiasm as we acknowledge and celebrate our Aboriginal traditions. We show love through respecting and caring for ourselves, each other and our environment. We learn to look after each other and our world and in turn we are looked after. We find the peace of the spirit in that deep inner peace we find in nature, in God’s creation, His gift to us. We learn the importance of good relationships and that all people matter, as Jesus taught us. Supportive of each other and supported by our faith, peers, family and teachers we become strong and resilient individuals, confident in our learning and proud of our achievements. We learn to be just, efficient and less wasteful. We all work together, the same way natural systems do, as they were created by God. At Christ The King School our culture and our faith provide the gentle supportive environment in which we personally develop to achieve our individual potential, with Christ The King as our guiding light.

Loving Father
You have made us free to be in God's Kingdom
Free to walk, swim, fish and share our culture.
God help us to show respect for each other and for our school so that we may grow and learn together.

Sign of the Cross in Bardi
Ning Iwal Ag Alal
Al E Nimerai

Christ the King Catholic School is located in the Djarindjin Lombadina Aboriginal Community. It is situated on the northern part of the Dampier Peninsula, 190 km north of Broome. It is the home of the Bardi coastal people who have a rich cultural tradition and a strong connection to their country.

Teaching in the community began in 1911 when Father Nicholas Emo, a Trappist priest taught the children in a hut at Lombadina. Two years later the St John of God Sisters were invited to begin a mission school and they first taught under the shade of a big tree, with only a few small desks and a portable harmonium. Classes later moved to a mission building until a school was built in 1961.

From the late sixties the school was government-run as the St John of God Sisters could no longer supply teachers. The school was Djarindjin Lombadina School. During this time the community asked Bishop Jobst for the school to become Catholic again and this occurred in 1981 with the arrival of the Infant Jesus Sisters. They were replaced by the Loreto Sisters in 1986.

The school reverted to its original name to Christ the King on 23th June 2012.

In 1990 the old school was replaced by a new building. In the last few years there has been building works to complete a refurbishment of existing classrooms and the addition of a Trade Training Centre offering Woodwork and Hospitality opportunities. This refurbishment project will be completed by the end of 2017 providing the students with 21st century learning environments complete with the latest in technology and resources.