Yipirinya students come from very disadvantaged backgrounds and many have special needs related to physical disabilities or social/psychological disorders.
The School’s Special Needs team includes a qualified Special Needs Teacher and Assistant, and a School Counsellor. In addition the School receives support from Counsellors from Holyoake, Relationships Australia and the Congress Community Therapeutic Centre.
Students assessed with Special Needs receive appropriate individualised support / tuition in the classroom or in specialist rooms. Specialist computerised program are made available according to the needs and the school also has a well-appointed Sandplay room which is used for therapy