Education and Training

Children and families are well catered for in the Harden Shire with long day care and pre-school facilities, four primary schools, one high school, an active playgroup and various sporting and playground facilities.

Local Schools

The Shire of Harden boasts a varierty of educational institutions for children pre-school aged through to the completion of their higher school certificate.The following schools operate in the Harden Shire:

Harden District Education Foundation

The Harden District Education Foundation was established to provide much needed financial assistance and support to local youth to help them achieve their post high school education, training and vocation aspirations. The Foundation recognises that the cost of rural students pursuing their post high school goals is often much greater than those of their metropolitan counterparts and that sometimes these costs can be prohibitive.

With this in mind, the Harden District Education Foundation fundraises throughout the year and accepts donations from local residents and businesses in order to provide financial grants to students who need an extra helping hand. The funds come directly from your local community – none of it is government funded – celebrating the aspirations of local youth and working to help them achieve these aspirations. It’s our way of saying “we believe in you and want to support your goals”.

Harden Shire Council has signed an Memorandum of Understanding with the Harden District Education Foundation and provides support and sponsorship to scholarship holders.

Healthy Kids

It is a one-stop shop for accurate and reliable information on kids' health, and is aimed at parents, teachers, local government, coaches, childcare and health professionals.

The site is a joint initiative of the State Government and the National Heart Foundation.

To visit the website and find out everything you need to know go to

School Work and Study

Make the Harden Library your first stop for homework help. You can search the Internet, use the

dictionaries and reference books or borrow a book to help you successfully answer your homework questions.

Remember if you need assistancethe librarian is available to help, all you need to do is ask!


Harden Play Group is for Parents and non school age children. Playgroup runs every wednesday from 9.30 am until 11.30am during the school term.

Contact Details
Harden Shire Council
Phone: 02 6386 0100
Fax: 02 6386 0105