Playground, oval, lake and Telstra Tower

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.

Latest News

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 offer enrolments close this Friday 30 May; however, 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.

School Climate Survey

Parents and carers are invited to participate in the Australian School Climate Survey which is a national initiative focusing on measuring a school's 'social' environment.  

This survey will be available from Monday 2 June 2014 to Friday 20th June 2014. To complete the survey, click here.

It is also necessary for all Year 5 and Year 6 students to complete the student version of the survey by the end of this term.

This is what each student needs to do:

  1. Log on to the computer using his/her student id and password.
  2. Use a search engine to find the school web page
  3. Click on the survey link (or type this code into the search area of the browser)

4. Enter the individual student identification number

Working With Vulnerable People Checks:

Do you volunteer in the school? Do you have any contact with children on the school grounds, other than dropping off and picking up your own children? If so, it is now a requirement in the ACT that you have a Working With Vulnerable People (WWVP) check. It is free for the public and can be obtained by visiting any ACT Government Shopfront. There is one located in Tuggeranong Square. Click here to access the paperwork (save time by printing it out and completing it before going!).

Check out the WWVP Guide by clicking here.