Jinibara is the collective tribal language group which was last composed of four local Aboriginal Tribes Dungidau, Dala, Nalbo and Garumaga. The place of general meeting was at Buruja (Mount Archer). The name 'Jinibara' represents a collective gathering in a place where important decisions are made'.
The three words: Pride, Respect, Knowledge denote the legacy that the founding parents envisioned that the Jinibara State School would leave with every enrolled student. Pride in oneself and their achievements. Respect for others. Knowledge on which to base informed decisions.