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John Pujajangka-Piyirn Catholic School is situated at Mulan, close to Lake Gregory (Paruku) in a remote part of the Kimberley area of Western Australia. Mulan is located 320 km from Halls Creek and with the use of a four-wheel drive, is accessible for most of the year. The traditional owners of the land are the Walmajarri people and in 2001 this area became Western Australia's first Indigenous Protected Area. While Mulan is set in the desert, its close proximity to Paruku means that it takes in a vast desert wetland system of national and international significance with breathtaking scenery.

PelicansThe school and community were both established in 1979. The Sisters of Mercy began the school and continued until 1994 when a lay principal took over. The school has two primary classes, a secondary class and a kindergarten with a total current enrolment of 40 students. There is also support given to the learning process through an ESL teacher. Targeting children's specific needs and providing for a variety of learning styles are a high priority at the school. The local community holds a range of positions in the school including Aboriginal Teaching Assistants, Cultural and Language Advisors, Groundspeople, Cleaners and School Committee Members. An education council operates and community involvement in the life of the school is encouraged at all times. Study opportunities are available for Aboriginal Teaching Assistants and community members through the school. The school has a wide range of facilities and resources including a manual arts room, a home economics room, a library, basketball courts and spacious grounds. John Pujajangka-Piyirn Catholic School is committed to the concept of Two Way Learning that respects and fosters the traditional Aboriginal languages and culture of the area whilst also enabling children to learn Standard Australian English. This is encouraged through the school curriculum that is implemented by the teachers with the help of the Aboriginal Teaching Assistants and the community. Teachers are also encouraged to explore their own understanding of Aboriginal culture.