Do you follow the NSW Curriculum?
Yes, the NSW curriculum is followed, however all subjects are taught through a biblical lens, as students learn to see things from a Christian world view. The High School is both registered and accredited so that our students can complete their Record of School Achievement (RoSA).
Are there buses to the school?
There are public school buses that drop students off and collect students from Covenant Christian School, from one of two locations. In the afternoons, Yanginanook Staff walk primary school students over to the bus stops at Covenant.
Is the school religious?
Yanginanook School is a Christian school. The term ‘religious’ refers more to traditions, rules and regulations. Yanginanook School embraces the freedom we have in Christ and encourages students to have a relationship with Jesus and to grow daily in their walk with God.
How long has the school been running?
Yanginanook School started in 1982, so it has now been running for 40 years.
What size are your classes?
Class sizes range from about 5 to 20 students, depending on the Stage. Students are taught in Stages – Early Stage 1 (Kindergarten) and Stage 1 (years 1-2) are together in one class; as are Stage 2 (years 3-4) and Stage 3 (years 5-6). At the High School Campus, Stage 4 (years 7-8) are taught in one classroom, and Stage 5 (years 9-10) in another. There are some activities that are done together as a whole Primary Campus or a whole Secondary Campus, and some activities that are done as a whole school (Primary and Secondary Campuses combined).
What time is school?
Primary School starts at 9:15am and finishes at 2:45pm.
High School starts at 8:45am and finishes at 2:45pm.
How can I book a school tour?
Please email firstname.lastname@example.org to arrange a tour booking. Our staff will be very happy to show you around.
Is there a uniform?
No, Yanginanook School does not have uniforms. This allows students to feel comfortable and enjoy playing during break times. However, students are required to wear a hat, enclosed shoes and sun-safe clothing (eg no singlet tops).
How much are the school fees?
Please see our School Fees Payment Options Form for detailed information about school fees. Yanginanook School offers generous discounts for 2nd, 3rd and respective siblings.
Does the school receive government funding?
As Yanginanook is registered with NESA (NSW Education Standards Authority), the school receives both State and Federal Government Funding.
How do I know if my Kindergarten child is ready for school?
If your child is interacting well socially then you may wish to trial sending your child to school a few days a week prior to him/her officially starting Kindergarten. At Yanginanook School we are happy to accommodate students who have already turned five before term 3 starts, to prepare them for Kindergarten for the following year.
How many students are in the school?
Currently Yanginanook has 32 students in the Primary School and 23 students in the Secondary School.
How involved can parents be?
Parent involvement is encouraged at Yanginanook. Parents can be involved by helping to drive students to school and sporting activities, attending school working bees, etc. Parents are welcome to visit the school at any time and after-school play dates as well as family get-togethers are regular events at Yanginanook.
Do students have to do homework?
Our Primary School has a No Homework Policy, however children are encouraged to read each day at home. In High School, students are expected to complete a small amount of homework most nights, and/or finish off incomplete work from the school day.
What is your phone policy?
Students are strongly encouraged to leave their phones either at home (if they are not needed, and especially if they are not catching public transport – staff can always call parents if required) or in their bags, and phones are not to be used in the classrooms. At break times students are encouraged to interact with each other face to face, rather than be on their phones.
Will you be extending into year 12?
Currently Yanginanook School goes up to Year 10, however this is something we are looking into for the future.