Yolla District High School is a birth to grade 12 school, offering a rich and engaging learning program, in one of Tasmania's most scenic and beautiful settings. 
 
We are a Launching into Learning school, welcoming families with babies and children pre-school age. Our LiL program, affectionately named  “The Tiny ‘Taters” is held every Tuesday morning in our dedicated room that has been decorated and set up especially for this playgroup program. It is a great way for parents to get to know each other and for their young children to interact in a safe, play-based learning environment.
 
Our 240 Kinder to grade 12 students participate in engaging learning programs both inside and outside of the classroom.
 
Our Kinder is set in a safe and warm environment dedicated to these early learners. The program is a play-based one where our little learners are able to explore, investigate, share and reflect on their interactions and activities under the care and guidance of two fantastic adults.
 
Our Prep and grade 1 students also enjoy a beautiful learning environment, where their classrooms open onto a lovely veranda that then joins onto a safe and dedicated play space. The classrooms are spacious and allow for wonderful learning spaces, set up with interactive learning activities, based on their collective and individual learning needs.
 
Our grade 2 to 6 students share a learning area where their classrooms spill out onto a lovely shared space. Here they read together on big cushions, work on collaborative tasks, or sit independently to complete their own work. They may participate in whole class learning programs, small group tasks or individual learning opportunities all dependent on their learning styles and needs.
 
Our secondary students move around dedicated classrooms that offer them programs that cater for their individual needs and possible career paths. They all participate in the compulsory subjects as determined by the DoE and then select other subjects that are of interest or will help them achieve their goals once past their school years.
 
We are a "Raising the Bar" and “LIFT” school, with an explicit focus on Literacy and Numeracy. This focus is complemented with the implementation of the Australian Curriculum, with English, Mathematics, Science, Geography and History all covered throughout the week, from Prep to Grade 10. Enhancing our students' learning is our provision of wonderful Physical Education, Art, Music and Agriculture programs. We also offer option subjects to our secondary students including MDT, Home Economics, Speech and Drama, Extension English, Computer Assisted Design, Athlete Development, Outdoor Education and STEM. 
 
We are one of very few schools in Australia set in a beautiful rural setting able to offer a wonderful Agriculture program that enhances our students' learning, from Kinder to Grade 12. The school's 17 hectare farm is intrinsic to our learning environment, with our students learning about growing fruit and vegetables, crops, cattle, sheep, poultry, rabbits, alpacas, goats, horticulture and aquaculture. We have 30 year 11 and 12 students studying Certificate II in Agriculture and Animal Studies. They enjoy two days at Yolla, utilising our farm environment and resources to learn the skills needed for them to gain employment in their chosen fields.  Yolla District High also boasts a very supportive and successful Stock Handling Team, which includes cattle, sheep and poultry handling teams who very successfully compete at Tasmanian Agricultural Shows.
 
We have a very successful Work Skills program, that has come about due to a wonderful partnership with our Waratah-Wynyard Council. A team of grade 7 to 10 students work together in our school and wider community to repair, build and maintain footpaths, gardens, fences and cemeteries whilst learning about OH&S requirements and employer expectations.  
 
Our school year is also complemented with special events, some planned for by our teachers and others as a result of ideas from our students themselves. We have a very active student leadership group elected by their secondary peers, and a Junior Council representing their primary aged peers. These two groups oversee many wonderful projects including our Friday "Charity Day."  Our classes donate their spare coins that are collected every Friday, and then send these on to others in our local and wider community who may be doing it tough. Our students have raised money for the Dunalley community following the horrific bushfires, a school in one of the poorest regions in India, The Salvation Army appeal and many more.
 
We enjoy athletic and swimming carnivals, cross country events, out of uniform days, book parades and much more. We have a choir who loves music and singing together. Our secondary students enjoy Speech and Drama and successfully compete in the Burnie Eisteddfod.
 
We are a Beacon school, and appreciate the support Beacon provide allowing us to enhance the My Education lessons in our school. We have businesses representatives come into our school on a regular basis to talk to our students about careers and employability skills. Our Yolla Ute Muster was fantastic where over 20 businesses drove their cars, utes and trucks into our school grounds allowing our children to get up close and personal with these trades and business people. We then enjoyed a cooked breakfast together! We visit workshops and businesses to see first-hand what the world of paid work is like.
 
These many learning programs all take place in wonderful facilities, with a dedicated, professional and friendly staff team.
 
Our school is embraced by the Yolla community, and the relationship we share with our community is a positive and respectful one. Our students interact with the wider community in a number of ways, and our doors are always open to our parents, friends and community members. We believe our community are our partners, and together we will develop caring citizens who will make positive contributions in future years.
 
We welcome all families, existing and new to our school and look forward to working together to provide your children with relevant, engaging learning programs. We want each of our students to love learning and work towards reaching their potential.