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.
Our school is a neighbourhood school catering for children from the ages of 3 to 12 as well as out-of-area children from families committed to the bilingual program. There is a sizeable proportion of children from overseas embassies located in Yarralumla and other families on postings.
Yarralumla Primary 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 as partners in our students' learning.
Welcome to the 2015 school year
Our students have made an excellent start to the school year, settling quickly into their routines and getting to know their new teachers. We have welcomed 4 new staff members - one teacher in the Montessori Villa, one in kindergarten and two on the Year 2/3 classes. We now have 296 students from Kindergarten to Year 6 plus 46 in two preschool classes and 32 three and four year old children in the two Montessori classes - a total of 374 students. We have certainly grown in the past three years!
2015 Open Day and Enrolling/Transferring - ACT Public Schools
This year, Yarralumla Primary's annual Community Open Day will be on Saturday 9 May 2015. This day enables interested families to view the school's programs and gain an understanding of how the bilingual classes are structured. First round offers for 2016 are made at the end of June. Second round offers are 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 PURCHASED A SCHOOL APP LATE LAST YEAR! No more worrying about whether you've missed reminders about fundraising, dress up days and special events etc. We push 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 tablets from School Stream and then search for Yarralumla PS.