Yarralumla Primary School
PH: 02 6205 5766
Fax: 02 62055746
Yarralumla Primary School was established in 1957 in a beautiful leafy setting on the southern shore of Lake Burley Griffin in Yarralumla. It is a small family-friendly school which transitioned to a bilingual educational model for teaching and learning in 2009. It caters for approximately 270 children from the ages of 3 to 12 through a variety of programs that include a K – 6 specialised Italian Immersion program, a pre-school program (4 year olds), a Montessori Stage one program (3 to 5 year olds) and two integrated Autism Units (K-6). Yarralumla Primary aims to be a leading bilingual school in Australia employing the CLIL methodology – Content Language Integrated Learning to deliver the new Australian curriculum through the Italian language. Learning another language and gaining knowledge of the world through another language gives its students a level of language skill not achievable through a regular school program as well as enabling intercultural understandings necessary for being a true global citizen. Children receive quality instruction and attention from skilled and committed educators, half of whom are native Italian speaking Australian citizens. The school motto is 'Certarmen Praeter Palman'. This means the endeavour is more important than the prize. It reflects the philosophy of the school that the best efforts of all children are accepted by their peers and staff.
Want to get involved?
This school currently has the following opportunities available:
Kitchen Garden volunteering
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