Benvenuti! Welcome to Yarralumla Primary School
Yarralumla Primary is a small, community English-Italian bilingual school located on the southern shores of Canberra's Lake Burley Griffin. Its focus is on developing the whole child through personalised learning in a language rich and inclusive environment.
Yarralumla Primary is a neighbourhood school catering for children from the ages of 3 to 12 as well as out-of-area children from families interested in the bilingual program. There is a sizeable proportion of children from overseas embassies located in Yarralumla and other families on postings.
The school has built an enviable reputation for delivering a wide variety of specialist educational programs that include not only its English-Italian bilingual program but also special education programs in its Junior and Senior Autism units, a Cycle 1 Montessori curriculum, and a curriculum focus on The Arts and sustainability. All parents are encouraged to participate in our diverse, vibrant and energetic community of learning.
Italy Community Trip
Several of our Yarralumla families and Signora Sharon Brissoni took part in the biennial Community Trip to Italy, with a week-long visit and stay at the small village of Scanzorosciate in the province of Bergamo.
During the week from 6 to 10 October, our Yarralumla students attended the local primary school (Istituto Comprensivo di Scanzorosciate) and were billeted in families, while their parents stayed in nearby hotels. The experience was both thrilling and emotional with families and community coming together to welcome our families and students. Lifelong friendships were forged between our students and families and their host families and this generated a ripple effect among the community who would like to host more families next year!
Open Day and Enrolling/Transferring - ACT Public Schools
Yarralumla's Community Open Day was a great success on Saturday 24 May with many parents from across the ACT showing interest in our school and its programs. First round offers were made at the end of June. Second round offers will be completed by the end of September. Parents/carers are welcome to inquire about enrolling their son or daughter at any time during the school year. Enrolment or transfer from another ACT school is now via an online application form. Full details are available from the Education and Training Directorate website.
STOP THE PRESS – WE HAVE A SCHOOL APP AT LAST! No more worrying about whether you've missed reminders about fundraising, dress up and special events days etc. We will be pushing out alerts to remind you what your child needs on the day if you miss it in the newsletter!
Simply download it from the app store on itunes onto your Smart phones or ipad from School Stream and then search for Yarralumla PS.