Borinya is an indigenous word that means the 'ana' or branch of a river which has parted from its main course for a short time. The branch leaves the main flow of the river and later re-joins it.

This reflects main aim for young people who attend Borinya. We believe that young people sometimes need to take some time away from mainstream schools, for learning and healing in a caring environment so that they can re-engage with their education. 

Borinya offers young people an opportunity to be members of a supportive, learning community during a time in their lives when they may be struggling with social or emotional challenges or when mainstream education does not meet their needs.

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Borinya Wangaratta Community Partnership is a Child Safe organisation and is committed to child safety at all levels. We have a zero tolerance for child abuse and aim to provide a safe, supportive and welcoming environment where all students can flourish.


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Our mission at Borinya is to provide an opportunity for young people to participate in a learning community where human dignity is valued and respected.

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