Yarralumla Primary School is located in a leafy, tranquil setting by Lake Burley Griffin in inner suburban Yarralumla, about 3 kilometres from the centre of Canberra. It is a neighbourhood school, catering for children from ages 3 to 12 with a strong community focus and supportive parent body.The strength of the school lies in the close partnership between students, staff and parents and the wider community.
The school believes that students have a fundamental right to learn in a safe, supportive environment and to be treated with respect. It values diversity and operates an inclusive learning environment for all students including those with a disability. The school values are the 3i values of integrity, inclusion and innovation.
The school motto 'Certamen praeter palmam' - meaning 'the endeavour is more important than the prize' - reflects the philosophy of the school in that the best efforts of all children are encouraged by peers and staff.
Yarralumla Primary draws both local and out of area students, with a sizeable proportion of students from overseas embassies located in Yarralumla, and other families on postings in Canberra. Children from the suburb are able to walk or ride their bikes (via cycle paths) to school.
All enrolment inquiries from both in-area and out-of-area families are welcome.