The School takes its name from the Aboriginal word ‘Yanginanook’ which means ‘we all together’ (pronounced ‘Yan-gin-a-nook’). The name defines the basis on which the school was created – to educate children with a multi-age approach. All children learning together in the one classroom.
The School was established in 1982 and moved to Belrose in 1985. Yanginanook is registered with the NSW Education Standards Authority (NESA) Kindergarten to Year 9. The School receives funding from both the State and Federal Government.
Yanginanook is a registered non-profit company. Parents and teachers make decisions together, concerning the planning of learning activities. Parent involvement is both necessary and actively encouraged to ensure that all individual needs are met.
In 1982, the founders established and named the school Yanginanook because of their vision to see a multi-aged school. In 1985 they moved the school to its current location in Belrose and registered as a non-profit company. The founders of the school have been significantly involved, sowing greatly into the lives of the school since its beginnings.
Over the last ten years the school grew each year to reach capacity and the need for a high school became apparent. In 2018 Yanginanook filled the primary school and opened its doors to high school students with little advertising due to its positive and unique reputation.
Yanginanook is registered and accredited with the NSW Education Standards Authority (NESA) for Years K – 10.
The School receives funding from both the State and Federal Government and meets all ongoing legislative requirements. The school is part of the greater Christian Schools Association.
Yanginanook is unique in that the whole School community works together, making educational decisions that adhere to the vision and mission of “We All Together”. Parent involvement is both necessary and actively encouraged in all aspects of schooling.