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Schools & Education

Information about Schools and Education in the greater Wollombi Valley Region and surrounds.

Cessnock High School


We have a fine tradition at Cessnock High School of providing learning opportunities for students in Cessnock that goes back to the laying of the foundation stone in 1937.

Phone: 4990 1977
Fax: 4991 1815

Cessnock U3A (University of the 3rd Age)


U3A's are voluntary, self-help organisations. They tap the great reservoir of knowledge, skills and experience which is to be found among older people and which is often undervalued or overlooked.

Contact: Jan Halverson
Phone: 4990 4347

Congewai Public School


Congewai Public School provides a unique learning environment for children across the grades Kindergarten to Year 6. It is a learning community working together to ensure the achievement of each child in a pleasant, caring environment.

Phone: 4998 1366
Fax: 4998 1603

Ellalong Public School


Ellalong Public School aims to: develop and promote the full potential and self esteem of each child; develop inquiring and creative minds; develop sound foundations for children to further build upon in all key learning areas; support physical and social activities through sport and encourages healthy lifestyle and good nutrition; promote positive attitude towards the protection of the environment.

Phone: 4998 1360
Fax: 4998 1813

Laguna Public School


Situated in the picturesque Lower Hunter, Laguna Public School, though small, prides itself on offering a unique educational experience. The school has access, through parent and community members, to expertise in a variety of fields such as art, sport, technology, environmental and Aboriginal studies.

Phone: 4998 8251
Fax: 4998 8106

Millfield Public School


Millfield Public School is a small school situated in a picturesque rural setting, 12 kilometres west of Cessnock. There is a strong emphasis on the development of students' literacy and numeracy skills. Student welfare is central to all programs.

Phone: 4998 1331
Fax: 4998 1719

Mount View High School


Mount View High School is a large comprehensive high school which caters for a diverse range of students from the Cessnock Local Government Area.

Phone: 4990 2566
Fax: 4991 1728

Paxton Pre-school


Phone: 4991 2802

Paxton Public School


Paxton Public School is committed to providing an educational environment that is aimed at developing students, physically, intellectually, socially and emotionally to cope with our ever changing world.

Phone: 4998 1278
Fax: 4998 1848

TAFE Hunter Institute

Tighes Hill

Links to TAFE Hunter Institute Campuses at Belmont, Cessnock, Glendale, Gosford, Hamilton, Hunter Street, Kurri Kurri, Maitland, Muswellbrook, Newcastle, Ourimbah, Scone, Singleton, Tomaree, and Wyong.

Contact: Phil Cox
Phone: 4923 7222
Fax: 4923 7779

Wollombi Public School


Wollombi Public School is a one-teacher school located in an historic Hunter Valley village. The school has been providing education for the district since 1853 and has heritage sandstone buildings set in spacious grounds.

Phone: 4998 3229
Fax: 4998 3313