Yarra Junction Primary School is located on the Warburton Highway, 65 kilometres east of the Melbourne GPO, in the scenic rural township of Yarra Junction. The school was established in 1894 and the staff take pride in the active role that our great school plays in the local community. Student numbers have remained steady over the past few years with a current enrolment of 234 students. (Highest enrolment 247).
The school offers a wide range of learning experiences including specialist programs in Visual Arts, Performing Arts (music/drama), Physical Education, Community Studies (History/Geography/Environmental Science with Indigenous links) and Library. Enrichment programs include; Instrumental, Soaring Eagles (Learning intervention program), Chaplaincy programs (Gardening and Book Club) and Cooking.
Extra-Curricular activities include middle and senior school camp, Junior school school sleep over, a range of incursions/excursions relevant to the curriculum, school production, Christmas performance and Festival of the arts.
There is a firm commitment to fostering student wellbeing and inclusion through an extensive range of support programs. A school devised program, The Junction Way – Steps to Success, contributes to a positive school culture as it centres on the school values and relationships.
Our school is committed to providing a safe, secure and stimulating learning environment for all students. We believe that students can reach their full potential only when they are happy, healthy and safe, and when there is a positive school culture to engage and support them in their learning.
A cornerstone of our philosophy is that we have high expectations for all our children. We expect all children to develop academic and social skills and embrace our learning links to enable them to be lifelong learners.
Apply Best effort, Multiple Approaches, Give, Receive and Apply Feedback and Curious Questioning.
Our expectation is that excellence in learning will take place with students, staff and parents. This partnership and high expectations has enabled us to maintain outstanding results.
We are very proud of our school, staff and most importantly our children. Our students are achieving excellent results and developing strong character skills through embracing our school values;
Respect, Resilience, High Expectations and Collaboration.
Yarra Junction Primary School is extremely proud of its achievements in student learning; great teachers produce great results and we strive to make sure ALL children achieve their best.
“We Care, We Inspire, We Achieve”
Is our whole school vision statement that informs our approach to the social and academic learning of our students.