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School history

On 17 July 1901, a provisional school known as Yarraman Creek was established some miles east of the present site, with a first day enrolment of 10 pupils. This had increased to 22 pupils by 23 September in that same year.

On 31 August 1914, a new school was built on the site of the present school. The school building is still in use and, of course over the years has been added to. The 'Creek' was apparently dropped from the name of the school around 1935, as shown on the school register. The rural school was added in 1956, with students travelling in from Upper Yarraman, Tanduringie, Cooyar, Kooralgin, Blackbutt, Benarkin, Nanango and Rock Hill.

The secondary department was opened on 29 January 1963, with 47 students and a wing of 3 classrooms. In 1970-1971, a number of changes occurred which included the shifting of the home economics and manual arts buildings, enlargement of the staffroom and extension of the primary wing. These alterations were opened on 20 March 1971.

Yarraman P-9 State School today

Over the years, the school's population has fluctuated with a present enrolment of 124 primary students and 64 secondary students.

Yarraman P-9 State School provides a caring education for all student from Prep to Year 9. We are a smaller school and can offer our students a personal touch to cater for their needs in all areas. Our students become lifelong learners as they develop a love of learning.

This school specialises in junior secondary education for students in year 7 to year 9.  Our feeder schools are Blackbutt, Cooyar and Benarkin. We have strong links with these schools and provide a seamless transition for students who join the Yarraman students in their secondary education.

Our students aspire to be STARS in a Yarraman way. STARS is an acronym for our school values.

Our values:

S = Safe

T = Trustworthy

A = Active Learners

R = Respectful

S = Successful

These values underpin all that we do here at Yarraman P-9 State School and create a safe supportive environment for learning for all of our students.

Kurt Rose