School Council

The school is registered as an Independent non-government school and is governed by a School Council.

The School Council is an Incorporated body with its members representing the language groups taught at Yipirinya.

The School Council consists of two representatives from each of the language groups taught (Warlpiri, Central Arrernte, Western Aranda and Luritja). Members are Aboriginal and are parents or carers of children at the School.

The 2023 council members are strong community leaders with long term ties to the school with some being previous students and family of founding members.

2023 Yipirinya School Council meeting

The 2023 School Council Members

Central Arrernte

Patrick Nandy, Chairperson
Sharon Stevens


Bernadette Egan
Jessica Hargraves


Douglas Dixon, Vice Chairperson
Leslie White, Secretary

Western Aranda

Sarah Mangaraka
Darren Inkamala,Treasurer

The Council’s Objectives


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