About Yidarra

Yidarra Catholic Primary School is a co-educational school catering to the educational needs of students ranging from 3 Year-Old Kindergarten through to Year 6.

Yidarra is a welcoming and inclusive Catholic school. We have close links with the Reverend Father Phong Nguyen and St Thomas More Bateman Parish Catholic Church. We actively encourage parents to become involved in Yidarra’s school life.  Throughout the year there are a variety of opportunities to support the school and to be involved with the children's learning and to celebrate their achievements.

Children come first at Yidarra and we strive to ensure all children feel happy and safe in their learning environment.  Our committed staff provide a broad and stimulating curriculum to motivate the children to learn and develop their enquiring minds.  Every child's successes are celebrated and each child is encouraged to be the best they can be in all aspects of their spiritual, moral, physical, emotional and educational development.

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We are located in the southern Perth suburb of Bateman.

School Name

‘Yidarra’ (pronounced like Pinjarra) is a word from the language of the Noongah Aboriginal people, the original inhabitants of the South West of Western Australia, which loosely translated, means in the act of going upward’ and is directly linked to our school motto of ‘grow, shine, become’. The name of the school was suggested by Noel Morich, a local Catholic Aboriginal educator, and a member of the Noongah community.

Yidarra Logo

The image of the tree is a fitting symbol of our spiritual growth. It also represents the physical and intellectual development of our children, as well as the personal and collective growth of the whole school community – teachers, children & parents.