Yerecoin Primary School (5492)

School Overview


Yerecoin Primary School is situated in the Wheatbelt, 153 kilometres north east of Perth. We cater for children from Kindergarten to Year 6. Many students live on farms and we also have a culturally diverse student population. We provide a supportive, safe, nurturing and caring values-rich environment in which the teaching and learning process can thrive and students at this school regularly celebrate success.

The school is a dynamic learning community where teachers and parents work collaboratively to achieve a shared vision of excellence and students are motivated to strive to achieve their best and also to exceed their potential. The low student-to-staff ratio ensures individual attention and assistance, both in and out of the classroom. Classes are structured to ensure optimal outcomes for our students. The school offers an early childhood, middle and upper primary class structure.

Our clear vision, explicit teaching of curriculum and virtues and the shared leadership engages all stakeholders in the education process.

To progress our school as an exemplary public school, staff demonstrate their professionalism by working respectfully with their peers and principal. Whole-school consistent teaching practices are implemented by staff. They are encouraged to openly collaborate and regularly self-review and reflect on their own practice to achieve the best possible outcomes for all students. The staff utilise the Early Years Learning Framework and the Western Australian Curriculum to plan student learning programs, to assess student progress and to report to parents.

Yerecoin Primary School continues to enjoy success in both the academic, physical and arts arenas. This is indicated by the number of academic awards won by students, as well as consistently above average results in external assessments.

The learning programs target the needs of students, inclusive of abilities and interests, and students are offered an extensive range of whole school programs. Specialist areas include Science and Digital Technology and students regularly use computers, iPads, coding and robotics. We offer a diverse range of subjects and students from Year 3 learn Italian and our senior students learn a variety of musical instruments. We also provide students with many opportunities to participate in a variety of value adding activities including incursions, excursions and specialist sports coaching clinics. Students in Years 4 to 6 also attend a biennial camp.

The picturesque setting of the school is a highlight of the town's landscape and the school grounds are meticulously maintained. The school has a synthetic sports field and extensive playground facilities.

Yerecoin Primary School works closely with the School Council. The council includes representatives from parents, staff, the P&C Association and the community. The group is consulted for policy making decisions and assists with the school's annual improving and reporting process as well as canvassing the community for input on wider educational issues. This ensures the school has greater flexibility in making decisions locally and in response to the educational needs of our students.

Yerecoin Primary School receives wonderful support from the general parent body. Parents attend the Welcome BBQ, assemblies, the Learning Journey and the School Concert. Parents also assist with daily reading rosters and sporting events such as carnivals and fundraise for events and resources which enhance the successful operation of the school. The P&C is a very active organisation, which effectively supports the school with numerous activities.

We foster an extended family environment where the emphasis is placed on open and effective communication, respectful attitudes and success for everyone.

In 2018, Yerecoin Primary School will celebrate 90 years of proud history and continue its reputation for excellence in primary school education.

We encourage you to visit our school to learn more.

T: 9654 6035
E: Yerecoin.PS@education.wa.edu.au