Yuluma Primary School evolved through the Local Area Education Planning (LAEP) process when the Birralee Primary School closed at the end of 1996 and amalgamated with North Innaloo Primary School in new buildings on the North Innaloo site in Ambrose Street. As a result, the new school is situated in a park-like setting with many mature shade trees and grassed areas complemented by paved walkways and gardens.
The school was renamed Yuluma Primary School to reflect Aboriginal heritage in the area and was officially opened on 22 October 1997.
The catchment area for the school is the suburb of Innaloo, which has a strong community base.
The school has an experienced staffing profile that has embraced a professional learning environment. The staff profile consists of Principal, Deputy Principal and teaching staff including part time and full time personnel. Non-teaching staff, including a Manager Corporate Services, school and library officers, education assistants and gardener and cleaners provide support to the teaching staff.
The School Board consists of the Principal and elected representatives – from the school staff and from the community. An active P&C Association supports the school and its programs. Meetings are held twice each term and items for discussion can be raised via the principal.
The school is well resourced with a variety of technology devices including electronic whiteboards, smart TV’s, notebooks, macbooks and iPads for student use.
Yuluma Primary School includes kindergarten, pre-primary, and Years one to six. Yuluma Primary School has specialist support provided through music, visual arts and a Japanese Language programme. Music has a strong focus within the school including access to clarinet and guitar tuition through teachers from the School of Instrumental Music.
The school employs a part time Psychologist and part time School Chaplain to support its commitment to the learning and pastoral care of the school community. Whole-school approaches are integrated across the student leadership, peer support and behaviour management programs.
A strong emphasis on virtues is complemented by promoting postive behaviours and the development of individual care, respect and responsibility.