Our unique curriculum has been developed and implemented by all staff who understand their role as teachers and learners, working side by side.

Teaching and learning both ways, acknowledging and respecting backgrounds.

The school follows:

  • the Australian Curriculum,
  • the Early Years Learning Framework,
  • the Northern Territory Curriculum Framework
  • the Northern Territory Indigenous Languages and Culture Curriculum.

These Frameworks have been designed and aligned to suit the needs of the school’s cohort.

Our core teaching and learning is literacy and numeracy, integrated across all Curriculum areas aligned with differentiated learning outcomes and Dr Tyson Yunkaporta’s Aboriginal Pedagogy 8 Ways of Learning.

Yipirinya School teacher reading to a class
Yipirinya caterpillar

From a cultural perspective, children start on their learning journey from who they are (identity), where they belong (country/homelands) and their connection of themselves (their skin name) and to others (relationships to country and family).

All children and families are connected through their kinship system, of skin names immersed in stories that take them on a generational journey through story, dance, art and songlines, that support our vision of “the Yipirinya Way”.

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people should be aware that this website may contain images, voices, names and artwork of deceased people.