Yokine Primary School was founded in 1959. Today, as a vibrant and proactive school, we are proud and excited to be charged with the responsibility of building upon the excellent educational reputation that has been established over many years. In 2011, Yokine Primary School achieved Independent Public School status, creating positive momentum for change and new opportunities across the school. There is a strong sense of community and tradition, focusing on supporting students' needs academically, socially and emotionally.
Our school is inclusive and embraces its rich multicultural identity. With over 40 different cultural backgrounds and almost 50% of students with language backgrounds other than English, Yokine Primary celebrates and benefits from this significant diversity. Children's individual differences are provided for through an inclusive and personalised approach to education, and a commitment to engaging with families and the wider community.
We recognise that parents teach, guide and motivate their children through their learning journey, and contribute significantly to their overall educational success. Our School Board and Parents & Citizens' Association play important roles and are proactive across our school. Together we nurture and support students to participate, be considerate, and value the pursuit of knowledge.
Our school is committed to achieving excellence through innovative teaching and learning, and an agreed expectation that all staff will collaborate and engage with colleagues as part of a professional learning community. Staff members are committed to furthering their own professional learning and are supported in pursuing career aspirations. We work as a team to deliver a curriculum that fosters independent learning and promotes critical and creative thinking.
The school's direction is clearly articulated to achieve a professional learning community where students are successful, teachers are highly effective and parents are partners in their children's education.
Powering Lifelong Learning
To nurture and prepare our students academically, emotionally and socially so they can make a positive contribution to our community.
1. LINK - Proactive Partnerships
We will promote equity and excellence, and provide students with ongoing opportunities to build their capacity to become confident and effective members of our society. Parents and the community are welcomed into the school, are well informed, involved and engaged in their children's learning.
2. EDUCATE - Inclusive, Relevant Curriculum and Pedagogy
We will use innovative, diverse and differentiated curriculum across the school to deliver evidence based instructional strategies and skills. We nurture and promote critical and creative thinkers who will meet future challenges while being respectful of self, others and their surroundings. Teachers aim to ensure that learning is relevant, inspiring and engaging; tailored to ensure every child achieves success.
3. DEVELOP - Beliefs for Life and Learning Environment
We strive to provide a safe and inclusive environment where students are supported to become resilient, confident and emotionally intelligent citizens. We want our students to feel safe, cared for, and valued. Our school is welcoming, orderly, well presented and inclusive to all.