Welcome to Yea Primary School

Craig Irvine


Hello, and thanks for visiting the Yea Primary School website. My name is Craig Irvine and I have been the Principal at Yea Primary School now since July of 2021. Our school is positioned at 23 Station Street, opposite the rail park on the traditional lands of the Taungurung People in Yea. The school has a long, rich history and has served the community of Yea and the surrounding regions for more than 150 years. I feel very privileged to work with the students, staff and families at Yea Primary School. We have a great school and I look forward to sharing all our school has to offer with both new and existing families.


At Yea Primary School we start with ‘why?’ and align all strategic decisions with our vision.


‘Yea Primary School’s vision is to create a safe environment with opportunities for everyone to flourish.’


When considering the why we consider data, evidence-based research, community consultation, staff opinions, student voice and directives from the Department of Education to inform decision making. At the heart of all decision making is the school’s desire to provide opportunities for all students to develop and discover their passions and strengths.


At Yea Primary School we have adopted the School Wide Positive Behaviour Support framework. We teach and demonstrate our three core values in all classrooms. These are known affectionately as the 3 R’s.


‘Be Respectful, Be Resilient, Be Responsible’


When we understand and demonstrate these values, work collaboratively and creatively as a whole community then the students who attend Yea Primary School benefit. We are a community that respects and supports differences, promotes inclusion and works diligently to help every child to maximise their own potential. The school embraces the community and is well served by a number of community members that volunteer their own time, expertise and resources to offer opportunities and experiences for our students. There are many opportunities for parent and community involvement at the school so if you are interested in helping we would be thrilled to have you become a part of our school community.



Please contact the school for any questions or to organise a tour. We look forward to meeting you.


With warm regards,


Craig Irvine


Yea Primary School

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