Welcome to Amata Aṉangu School

Amata Aṉangu School is one of nine Aṉangu schools situated in the far northwest corner of South Australia in the Pitjantjatjara Yankunytjatjara Lands.

About Us

The Amata community is in the western Musgrave Ranges, west of the Stuart Highway, it is situated approximately 500 kilometres south west of Alice Springs and just south of the Northern Territory border.

Amata is approximately 1400 km by road from Adelaide, including 200 km on unsealed roads.

The Amata community consists of about 350 people. It has a general store, a clinic and a world famous art centre.


Current initiatives are predicated on creating the conditions for sustainable empowered futures for Aṉangu.

These include:

  1. Establishing mindsets that inspire high expectations & expire learned helplessness;
  2. ‘Aṉangu First’ approach to co-planning, with the 2 way science approach as the first stage;
  3. Culture and language first in the timetable (every day) and integrated with curriculum,
  4. Active and intentional emphasis on bilingual learning & language acquisition, and
  5. Culturally safe & trauma informed practices

Key Documents

Context Statement

(PDF, 152KB)

Site Improvement Plan

(PDF, 791KB)

Annual Report

(PDF, 3MB)

Anti Bullying Policy

(PDF, 294KB)

Working at Amata

16 Aṉangu are employed through the school, along with an Aṉangu Education coordinator. Education is the largest employer of Aṉangu on the lands. Teaching positions are advertised through the Department for Education website: Teaching in SA

Contact us

Amata Aṉangu School

Principal: Matthew Paterson

Phone: (08) 8956 2922
Email: dl.1001.info@schools.sa.edu.au
Fax: (08) 8956 7554

Address: Amata SA 0872
Postal: PMB 113 Amata Alice Springs Private Bags NT 0872
Education Office: Flinders Park education office
Partnership: Aṉangu Lands

Location map

Amata Anangu School

Amata SA 0872

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