Yuna Primary School (5497)

School Overview

Yuna Primary School is situated approximately 530km from Perth and 80kms North East of Geraldton in the Mid-West district. Yuna is a very small town consisting of a school, eight houses, a tavern/shop, shire hall, CWA hall, tennis courts and clubroom and golf course and clubroom.

Currently 34 students attend the school from the town and outlying farms. The major source of business to the community is grain cropping and sheep. Little rural diversification exists.

The school is 43 years old, with many of the students' parents having attended the school as students in their younger days. The school had up to 70 students attending back in the 1960's.

Yuna Primary School consists of three brick linear classrooms and an adjoining administration/staff/resource area and a well resourced technology shed. A large gazebo style enclosure is used for undercover assemblies. Other facilities included in the school grounds are two swimming pools, one fully shaded, a mini putt golf course, 2 Olympic size ground level trampolines and a shaded play ground.

Through an Investing In Our Schools Funding application we were successful in applying for $150 000 for the purhcase and installation of the Combined Resource Room. This is a multi-functional room that caters for individuals, small group and whole class activities.

A Rural Integration Program operates with two mixed classes of: K-3 and 4-7. Yuna has a current FTE of 3.82.

The school is the central hub of the town and is family orientated, offering small classes in a caring and supportive environment. Staff at Yuna Primary school is made up chiefly of members of the local community. Yuna has an active P&C and an enthusiastic School Council which support the school. The Yuna community depends on the school for organising local events and keeping everyone informed of relevant issues, events, fixtures and meetings, via the School Newsletter. The families of Yuna connected to the school take a lot of pride in the school grounds and achievements of their children. A consistent approach to two-way communication is a priority.

The community always welcomes new people to the town and certain necessities such as fuel outlets, housing and communities are always being fought for by a pro-active development group.