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.
ACT Minister of Education, Ms Joy Burch visited Yarralumla Primary on Friday 21 February to unveil a plaque celebrating the completion of $2 million worth of Capital Improvements. The school now has six new contemporary designed classrooms, a new administration wing and offices, new student toilets and a video language conferencing facility. The community is delighted with the refurbishments and on its behalf, the school Board Chair, Ms Lisa Ramshaw expressed appreciation to the Capital Works section of ACT Education, to Binutti Constructions and to the Minister, Ms Burch.
The photo below shows the Piazza's collaborative learning 'Forum' area used as a break-out space by Junior school classes.