Teaching Two Ways

Yipirinya School caters for Indigenous students as it offers a two-way (bilingual and bicultural) education helping to keep Indigenous culture alive. It teaches literacy and numeracy and western skills following the Northern Territory/National Curriculum framework, and also teaches Indigenous languages and culture.

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What does Yipirinya mean?

Yipirinya means 'caterpillar' in Arrernte and the school takes its name and ethos from the Caterpillar Altyerre  (Dreaming) - or "Dreamtime Story" - of the Arrernte people of Mparntwe (Alice Springs).

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Support the School

Yipirinya School caters for some of the most disadvantaged students in Australia and would like your support.


Stay at Yipirinya

Yipirinya School welcomes visitors and encourages schools to come and share their experience with our students, learn about indigenous Australia and experience the outback whilst residing at Yipirinya's accomodation complex.

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