Yulga Jinna Remote Community School (5787)

School Overview

Yulga Jinna is a small Aboriginal community in the Murchison Mid-West Region. Yulga Jinna, which means Flat Foot, is located 130kms north west of Meekatharra. All students in the school are Aboriginal, with Aboriginal English being their first language.

Yulga Jinna was one of the first communities to have a School Community Partnership created in 2005 that clearly states the roles and responsibilities between the community and the school. The Yulga Jinna Community is very proud of their school and are proactive in all aspects of school operations.

We have a strong focus on fostering positive relationships between the students, the community and the school. We believe that parents and carers are seen as partners and major stakeholders in the education of their children. They are the child's first and most important teacher.

Our school motto, 'Respect for Self and Others', plays a major role in our teaching and learning programs and underpins our relationship with the community. They have a strong sense of culture and as a result our educational programs are culturally sensitive, with teaching and learning reflecting the needs of the community and students.

Our school priorities are literacy, numeracy, attendance and behaviour & wellbeing, with a learning area focus in Science, History and Geography. The values program You Can Do It, has been appropriately tailored to the Yulga Jinna Community.

Our school believes in a whole school and community focus on teaching and learning, a personalised learning approach for all students, ongoing professional learning and support of all staff, community involvement in teaching and learning activities and shared leadership roles at the school.

We also believe in:
* displaying mutual respect for the individual and the culture in which they live
* empowering and encouraging parents to take an active role in educating their children
* employing community members in the school to be role models and to encourage the students to see themselves as lifelong learners
* encouraging community members to participate in school activities.

We have a School Council that meets once a term to discuss school and community issues. This has helped build partnerships and encouraged active community involvement in the educational process. The role of the Aboriginal and Islander Education Officer and support staff plays an integral part in this process.

The school is well resourced, catering for students from Kindergarten to Year 7. The school can teach students up to Year 10 depending on the needs of the community. The grounds are large and well maintained. The school complex consists of two older style classrooms, one purpose-built classroom currently used as a library, one general purpose classroom with two stoves and sinks, currently used for cooking and art, and two large sheds used for storage of camping and sports equipment. We have a large organic vegetable garden and fruit trees as part of our students' studies in Permaculture.

For more information on our school please contact us at:
T: 9981 2200
E: YulgaJinna.RCS@education.wa.edu.au