Yealering Primary School (5491)

School Overview

We are an inspiring rural school located between the three larger centres of Corrigin, Narrogin and Pingelly in the heart of the Upper Great Southern Wheatbelt. Our students are focused; behaviour is exemplary and academic standards are high.

Positive and engaged students, committed and involved teachers, dedicated and hard working non-teaching staff and a supportive community that values education make Yealering one of the best performing schools in the Wheatbelt.

Students at the school have the benefit of multi-age grouped classes and low class sizes. A feature of the school is that teachers are dedicated to providing the best possible education to each individual, including a strong pastoral care focus. The school has a well-established specialist Science and Physical Education program and an environmental program that includes being Waste & Water-wise. Students are active in organising special events to raise money for different charities, the annual Senior Camp and other specialist outings throughout the year.

The original school, built in 1910, still stands and acts as the library. With the arrival of the administration building in 2006, the old staff room was been transformed to focus on providing a science and cooking area. A new multi-purpose Music/Art Room arrived in 2010. The school boasts an Undercover Area, tennis/basketball court, a grassed school oval, a turf 'soccer' field, gazebos and extensive playground equipment for all ages, including an outdoor chess board. The grounds are picturesque and make the school an inviting, pleasant place.
Most of the students travel to and from school by bus from surrounding farms or walk from the town. The people in the community are friendly, warmly welcoming and are committed to their community and school. The small, neat township is situated beside Lake Yealering and boasts many sporting facilities such as bowling greens, a golf course and tennis courts. It has a post office, garage and a pub.

Community involvement in the school is high with parents and community members giving their time to be involved in educational programs, sporting events, camps, fundraising events, environmental projects and the School Council. The Parents & Citizens (P&C) Committee are active, committed and continue to contribute to the school, both financially and by way of voluntary work. Parent participation and involvement in decision making is highly valued at Yealering and informs it's reflective school improvement practices.