Carmel Costin with Marco De Felice who won the chance to be Principal for the day

Yidarra Catholic Primary School is a double stream, Catholic, co-educational school catering for students from Pre-Kindergarten to Year Six. It is part of the St Thomas More Parish, Bateman and has a close association with the Parish.

At Yidarra we believe that a Catholic school is a Christian community with a common vision which is centred on the person of Jesus and His teachings. Christian values such as respect, concern, care, compassion and forgiveness are seen in the relationships among all who make up the school community – students, staff and parents. Such values are central to the vision of the school, helping us to integrate faith into our daily life through the school motto ‘grow, shine and become’.

Yidarra offers a comprehensive education with sound academic, spiritual, physical, artistic and social emotional programmes across all year levels. The school has a strong emphasis on literacy, numeracy and early intervention. A safe and positive learning environment provides a place where children can flourish. Child centred classroom programmes are enhanced through interactive technology. Innovative and dedicated staff members work to provide the best possible educational opportunities for students and pride themselves on the quality of education offered.

Our school is a thriving community with specialist teachers in science, music, physical education, Italian and library. Committed and professional staff members work in partnership with parents to provide a stimulating and enriching learning experience for all children. The School Board and Parents and Friends’ Association work closely with the school to build and strengthen a vibrant community spirit.

Life at Yidarra is always busy and active, and pupils have many diverse opportunities and experiences throughout the school year. We aim to excite and motivate our children to want to learn and achieve.

Our children are the very best thing about our school. Come and see for yourself.

Ms Carmel Costin MA, BEd, Dip Teach, MACE