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Welcome to Yinnar Primary Website

Welcome to the Yinnar Primary School home page! We hope you enjoy having a browse and finding out a little more about us.

At Yinnar Primary School we are all learners. We guide our younger learners to stretch their minds supporting them as they develop into resilient, reflective and resourceful life-long learners who have the capacity to learn alone or with other people.

We have a strong emphasis on developing our core values of Growth Mindset, Respect, Aim High, Curiosity and Enthusiasm (GRACE). Our core values encourage our students to be enthusiastic and curious about their learning and to respect themselves as well as each other. We want our children to leave our school as learners not just achievers.

At Yinnar Primary School we move forward together with a growth mindset empowering us to see endless possibilities and endeavour to reach our highest potential. We aim to instil in our children a belief that their intelligence can be cultivated and grown through hard work and personal discipline. To achieve this goal, we immerse the children in the work of Guy Claxton, an outstanding English educationalist and Professor at the University of Bristol. We work very closely with Mr. James Nottingham, an English educational consultant of tremendous knowledge and capacity. James is a true friends of Yinnar Primary School who continues to visit us on a yearly basis. Along with these fine gentlemen we incorporate the work of 'Mindsets' by Professor Carol Dweck from Stamford University in California.

Yinnar Primary is a school of 200+ children. The buildings are well maintained with opportunities for collaborative learning amongst students and teachers.

Our enrolment has increased in the past twelve months from 187 students to 208. Our school, nestled at the foothills of the Strzelecki Ranges in Gippsland, is indeed fortunate to have a community that is supportive, knowledgeable and one that values education greatly. We warmly welcome you to the Yinnar Primary School site and please feel free to conact us.

Tamina Taylor



Our Values

At Yinnar Primary School we believe in the following core values:

A safe environment that forms the basis for continued learning and teamwork, whilst encouraging individuality
A well-balanced curriculum that delivers the best educational and social outcomes for all our children
Dedicated teachers, strongly supported by parents and the wider school community
Maintaining modern facilities with up-to-date technology
The willingness of people to challenge the status quo and accept new ideas
The development of appropriate student social behaviour
Open and honest communication between teachers, students and parents
The recognition of a need for a healthy balance between the demands of the school and home environment


School Community

Yinnar Primary School values the input of parents and friends and encourages them to play an active part in our school community through any of the following:

School Council Sub-Committees

Have the task of advising on Finance, Buildings and Grounds and Curriculum issues.

Fete News

More information to follow.

Involvement In Classrooms

Parents provide an extra of hands for special days, assist with long term programs in classes, share particular skills, on excursions, camps and sports days and in many other ways.

We hope parents will feel free to visit the school at any time, both to discuss their child’s progress and to become involved in school activities.

Find out more about School Community and Parent Involvement in the Parent Handbook

School Council

The School Council is the official parent body of the school. It is comprised of parents, staff and community members. The parent representatives are elected for two year periods, with half facing re-election annually.

Meetings are held monthly at the school. All interested people are invited to attend these meetings to raise matters to School Council, and to become involved in the process of running the school.

Click here to view the latest School Council Minutes.

Find out more about School Council in the Parent Handbook

School Resources

The school regards its grounds and buildings as a community resource for community use. The school encourages the use of its buildings for meetings and after school activity groups. (Parental supervision will be required).

Arrangements to do so may be made at the office. A small fee is charged. The Yinnar Stadium is managed by the School and bookings can be made at the office.



Daily School Hours

School Commences 8.45am
Morning Recess 10.45 - 11.15am
Eat Lunch Inside 1.15 - 1.30pm
Lunch Recess 1.30 - 2.15pm
School dismissed 3.15pm


Term Dates 2018

Term 1 29th January - 29th March 
Term 2 16th April - 29th June
Term 3 16th July - 21st September
Term 4 8th October - 21st December