Education Opportunities

Dorset Council provides a range of educational scholarships to support local residents to further their education. Our municipality is serviced by four primary schools and two high schools, and other educational facilities can be accessed in nearby Launceston. The Dorset Trade Training Centre in Scottsdale also offers first class training in a number of trades, such as motor mechanics and building.


Primary Schools

Bridport Primary School
Principal - Carol Stingel
10 South Street, Bridport 7262
Tel: (03) 6356 1226  Fax: (03) 6356 1666  Email: bridport.primary@education.tas.gov.au 

Ringarooma Primary School 
Acting Principal - Christine Edmunds   
1 Fry Street, Ringarooma 7263
Tel: (03) 6353 2271  Fax: (03) 6353 2280  Email: ringarooma.primary@education.tas.gov.au 

Scottsdale Primary School 
Principal - Dawn McCauley
41 Mary Street (PO Box 189), Scottsdale 7260 
Tel: (03) 6352 0200  Fax: (03) 6352 3259  Email: scottsdale.primary@education.tas.gov.au 

Winnaleah District High School (see details below)

Secondary Schools

Scottsdale High School     
Principal - Carolyn Watson
20 Coplestone Street, Scottsdale 7260
Tel: 03 6352 6333  Email: scottsdale.high@education.tas.gov.au 
This school runs classes from Years 7-10, as well as a number of options for Years 11 and 12.

Winnaleah District High School   
Principal - David Lietzau
32 Main Street, Winnaleah 7265
Tel: (03) 6354 0222  Email: winnaleah.high@education.tas.gov.au 
This school runs classes from Years K-10.

Year 11 and 12 students also utilise a daily bus service to Launceston (from both Bridport and Scottsdale) to attend the various pre-tertiary and other colleges in Launceston.

There are also comprehensive tertiary education facilities available in nearby Launceston, including the University of Tasmania, Martime College, and Polytechnic and Skills Institute.

Dorset Trade Training Centre

Offering first class training in a number of trades such as building and construction, electrotechnology, brick laying, plumbing, engineering, wood, machining, metals and automotive. It is also equipped with two modern computer laboratories that provide training for local businesses and community members in NBN technologies, and other courses such as in hospitality and business are also sometimes offered! They may be currently advertised on our Community Noticeboard, or visit http://www.scottsdalehigh.tas.edu.au/dorsettradetrainingcentre/ for further information.

University of the 3rd Age (U3A)

The Bridport U3A is a non-for-profit self-directed learning cooperative run solely by volunteers for the benefit of the community. For an annual fee of $45 (to cover insurance) you can get access to all courses offered by Bridport U3A. Aimed at over 50s or those who are retired or semi-retired, course options are limited only by your imagination. Classes are expected to start in the Bridport Hall in early June 2017, and registrations are currently being taken in person at the Bridport Pavilion, or by emailing bridportu3a@gmail.com.

Education Scholarships

Dorset Council provides eight scholarships annually for local community members to further their education. These have been named in honour of the late Mayor Barry Jarvis, who was a strong advocate of education in Dorset. Applications for 2017 are now CLOSED.

Barry Jarvis Scottsdale High School Scholarships (x 5) - CLOSED

Barry Jarvis Apprenticeship/Traineeship Scholarship - CLOSED

Barry Jarvis Agribusiness Scholarship - CLOSED

Barry Jarvis University Scholarship - CLOSED

Congratulations to Shania Falls, Ayla Lette, Zali Stevens, Grace Chugg and Phoebe Singline, who were all awarded one of the Barry Jarvis Educational Scholarships by Mayor Greg Howard in 2017. 

Photo of successful recipients of the Barry Jarvis Educational Scholarships in 2017