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Our school

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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 80 primary students and 100 secondary students.

Yarraman P-9 State School provides a caring education for all students from Prep to Year 9. We offer our students a personalised journey, catering for each students needs inside and outside the classroom. Our school strives to develop students to become lifelong learners as they develop a desire for learning.

Our schools unique context specialises in a learning journey from our Pre Prep; Playgroup program, that is enriched with strong links with local kindergartens; across the Primary years and through to Junior Secondary education for students in Year 7 to Year 9.  Our feeder schools include Blackbutt, Cooyar and Benarkin whom we work collaboratively, to ensure a seamless transition for students who join Yarraman students in their secondary education. To ensure our Year 9 students continue to grow their desire for learning, our secondary staff have a strong relationship with Nanango State High School, bridging our students learning to Years 10, 11 and 12.   

Our students aspire to be STARS in the 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 what Yarraman P-9 State School is about as we create a safe supportive environment for learning for all of our students.

Kurt Rose

Principal

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Last reviewed 21 October 2020
Last updated 21 October 2020