A Palm Island Provisional School, no. 1843, operated for a brief period in the mid 1920s. Subsequently, Palm Island Provisional School, no. 1052, opened 20 June 1938. This school closed in 1941, reopened in 1943 but closed again approximately 1946, and reopened again in February 1952. Palm Island State School, no. 1052, finally closed in 1970.
Another school, Palm Island Settlement School, no. 379, was taken over by the Education Department in 1962, became Palm Island Community School in 1966 and, in 1994, Bwgcolman Community School.