Yackandandah Primary School is situated in North-East Victoria between Beechworth and Wodonga and some 300km from Melbourne. It serves a community within a 20km radius from which the students are bussed, driven, walk or ride to school.
Yackandandah is a picturesque and historic town with a strong heritage linked to the early discovery of gold in 1852. The preservation of heritage buildings, a hub for artistic endeavours and a scenic setting have all promoted Yackandandah as a tourist destination.
The school has attractive surrounds which include an engaging playground and equipment, as well as passive play areas.
The current student enrolment is 184 students. Yackandandah Primary operates eight class groups with an overall teaching staff of 10.2. The eight class groups operate in learning centres. The school is supported by an office manager.
The school provides Visual Arts, Music and French programs.
There is also a strong leadership program in place. Student voice is evident through Junior School Council and representation on Indigo Shire Junior Council.
Yackandandah Primary School has a dedicated Art Room that is part of the historical school structure. Other classrooms are included in the newer part of the school. They include large learning spaces designed for cooperative learning, a multi-purpose area and a large indoor space that houses our library and meeting area.
The grounds of Yackandandah Primary School boast beautiful oak trees decades old, an oval, playground, wood fired pizza oven and courtyard. There is easy access to the school from three sides with streets lined with huge oaks providing shade in summer.