Yarralumla Primary School's 3i values are Integrity, Inclusion and Innovation. They are based on the National Framework of the Nine Australian School Values and are incorporated into the Four Practices of the Fish Philosophy – 'Play, Be There, Make Their Day and Choose Your Attitude'. Students are explicity taught the meaning and significance of these values and how they can include them into their daily interactions with others.
- (NF: Fair Go)
- Be There
- Accept differences (NF: Understanding, Tolerance & Inclusion)
- Make Their Day
- Respect (NF) for self & others
- Care and compassion for others (NF)
- Freedom (NF)
- (stand up for rights of others)
- Choose Your Attitude
- Integrity (NF)
- Honesty (NF & Trustworthiness)
- Responsibility (NF)
- Doing Your Best (NF)
The School Board determines the amount of voluntary contributions each year. Contributions are used to purchase curriculum support materials. Voluntary contributions can be paid at the School Office.
Yarralumla Primary has high expectations of parent involvement as volunteers due to the special requirements of its two core programs - the English-Italian Bilingual program and the Montessori Cycle 1 program. Parents, grandparents and carers are encouraged to assist with reading, excursions, working in the canteen and uniform shop, excursions, sport and music events, fundraising activities and social and community events.
As per ACT ETD policy, all parents/carers who volunteer in classrooms, at sporting events, on excursions or as drivers etc need to complete a Volunteers Form available from the School Office. Volunteers must sign in and wear a volunteer badge each time they volunteer. From time to time parents are asked to assist with the transportation of students to special events. Your assistance is appreciated; however the owner and/or driver is responsible for ensuring they carry the required driver's license, that the vehicle is appropriately registered and insured, is roadworthy, and that loading does not exceed the seat belt provision of the vehicle.
Volunteers need to comply with the school and ACT Education and Training Directorate's policies and procedures. This involves complying with the Working with Vulnerable People (Background checking) Act 2011 which became effective in November 2013. It requires people who volunteer or work with children on a regular basis in the ACT, including schools to complete a background check and become registered with the Office of Regulatory Services. This process is not onerous and and there are no costs involved for people.