Learning Philosophy

(High School)

We provide our students with a stimulating curriculum that meets all the mandatory NESA requirements for the RoSA. As our teachers usually teach more than one content area, there will be a natural connection between subjects. This teaching incorporates real-world learning instead of separate knowledge areas not working together. Our curriculum is tailored to meet the individual needs of each child so that they can produce quality work to the best of their ability.

To teach the subjects below, our teachers will use a variety of teaching strategies and techniques; including face-to-face teaching, independent and group work activities, technology and practical experiences.

Subjects studied include:

  • English
  • Mathematics
  • Science
  • Human Society and its Environment (History and Geography)
  • Japanese
  • Music
  • Visual Arts
  • Mandatory Technology
  • Personal Development, Health and Physical Education                                                                                                                                        ……… and a range of Stage 5 electives.


Technology is a part of our modern world and it is vital that our students learn to navigate and negotiate the digital world appropriately and safely. In Years 7-10, Yanginanook will require each student to bring their own device (a laptop that has access to the internet with Microsoft Word, etc.). Technology will be integrated into many aspects of the curriculum at the teachers’ discretion through our Google Classroom.


Our High School students are currently learning at a temporary campus at Frenchs Forest Baptist Church while the building planning and works are being finalised. The students are separated into two stage-based rooms with an outdoor verandah and grassed area as well as access to a kitchen for break times.


Parental involvement

In the primary school years, children need parents to be involved in all aspects of their life; however, as children move into the teenage years we recognise that this involvement changes as children begin to become independent. As this happens it is important to ensure that they start to make their own choices in a supportive environment. This means that there will be certain expectations on our students to work independently so that they can try their best in all aspects of school life to achieve personal success.


We believe that students will need to commence minimal homework in Year 7 to develop self-discipline in their own learning, especially if it involves completing unfinished work from class. As the years progress, more will be required from our teens. Our teachers will set  relevant assignments that must be handed in by a due date.  Parental involvement in homework will vary from child to child. Some students will complete their work independently, others will need to be reminded and encouraged to complete their work, whereas others will need assistance to plan and complete their work. Our teachers work closely with the parents to ensure that the homework set is both helpful and necessary for each student’s learning.

School Policies

Yanginanook School, including IT usage in high school, is required to meet all legislative requirements from governing bodies. Parents have access to all policies and these are readily available from our school office.

Social life

Yanginanook understands that school is just a part of life; however, due to our small size, students will be able to develop strong relationships that will benefit each teenager socially and academically. Teachers and students work together, encouraging each student to recognise and be all that God has made them to be!

Parents, families and outside school relationships play an important role in the life of each student. It is therefore important for us to keep open and healthy relationships between parents/carers, teachers and students. If any issues arise, it is important to make contact (during appropriate school hours) to discuss any issues and sort through any problems together. Please refer to the Complaints and Grievance Policy for further details.

Our high school students are encouraged to build and maintain friendships outside school and to participate in activities of interest that will expand their ‘world’ and help them to develop a wider range of skills. Our small numbers mean that as our students transition into high school they will be able to maintain and develop relationships with the students in the primary school. They will be involved in mentoring the younger students through specific programs, e.g. reading, playing games, etc.

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