Yandeyarra Remote Community School (5595)

School Overview

At Yandeyarra Remote Community School we are committed to providing students with a high quality education, and access to the latest technology. Our aim is for our students to be at, or exceed, the levels achieved by students in like schools. We work hard ... and have fun.

Yandeyarra School is situated in a town site founded around the original homestead of Yandeyarra Station established in 1896. Yandeyarra is on a large Aboriginal Reserve (229 512 Hectares) and was gazetted in 1972. Most community members are descendants of the Aboriginal people who settled in the location during the Pastoral Workers Strike of 1946 through to 1949.

For more than 40 years, our school has enjoyed a rich traditional and contemporary history. The traditional owners are the Kariyarra people and the three major language groups are Kariyarra, Nyamal and Nyangumarta.

Our school has three classes for our 35 Kindergarten to Year 12 students with literacy, numeracy, technology, attendance and participation being school priorities.

Whole school literacy, numeracy, Vocational Education and Training in schools and nutrition programs have been implemented.

Our students enjoy sporting and training activities along with playgroup, camps, excursions and incursions. We also have strong links with nearby schools including South Hedland Primary School, Cassia Primary School and Hedland Senior High School.

Our school receives some support from local mining companies which fund various programs for all ages and have provided some work experience opportunities to our upper secondary students.

We have a sound technology base and students utilise digital technologies in their daily program. Students have access to the internet and participate in online programs..

Our school is located in the centre of the community and consists of transportable buildings including library, technology, manual arts, home economics and art rooms, three classrooms and a transportable office.

Find out more about Yandeyarra Remote Community School by calling 9176 4932 or emailing Yandeyarra.RCS@education.wa.edu.au.