Yarrabah State School, Yarrabah

Name: Yarrabah State School
Type: Primary and Secondary School
Address: Gribble Street
Town: Yarrabah
Postcode: 4871
State: Queensland
Region Far North Queensland
Phone: (07) 4056 9110
Fax: (07) 4056 9132
Email: jever20@eq.edy.au
Website: www.yarrabahss.eq.edu.au
Pupils: 510

At Yarrabah State School, the term ‘literacy’ encompasses not only conventional learnings, such as reading, writing and comprehension, but includes a strong component of Indigenous literacies, such as body language, music, behaviours and culture.

Yarrabah is a P-10 school, comprising three separate campuses – Preschool, Primary School and High School – with a combined total of 515 students.

Students at Yarrabah enter school speaking predominantly Aboriginal English as their first language. They learn Standard Australian English (SAE) as a second language through the school. Teachers make a strong distinction between SAE or ‘school talk’ and Aboriginal English or ‘home talk’, but they allow for the use of both in the classroom, having both Indigenous and non-Indigenous teachers working together to interpret for each other when necessary.


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