Teaching Two Ways

Yipirinya School caters for Aboriginal students as it offers a two-way (bilingual and bicultural) education helping to keep culture alive. The school follows the National Curriculum framework, and also teaches Aboriginal languages and culture.

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What does Yipirinya mean?

Yipirinya means 'caterpillar' in Arrernte. The school takes its name and ethos from the Caterpillar Altyerre Dreamtime story of the Arrernte people of Mparntwe (Alice Springs).

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Support the School

Yipirinya School caters for some of the most disadvantaged students in Australia and would like your support.


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Term Dates

School Term Dates 2020 (269 k)


Dear Parents and Guardians 

School starts on the 30th January 2020, if you have a child or children that are attending Yipirinya School this year you must make sure that they are prepared and ready to be picked up by the school bus on Wednesday 30th January 2020.  



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