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.


Latest News


The AGM previously scheduled for the 31st March 2020 has been cancelled due to the government advice relating to the COVID-19 pandemic.

It will be rescheduled for another date to be advised later.

We apologise for the short notice and any inconvinience this may cause.

Term Dates

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Are you interested in relief teaching at Yipirinya School?  Contact the office and register today.  


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