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Dr Jo O’Mara


  • Ballarat High School
  • Bellaire Primary School
  • Bendigo Net School
  • Bentleigh West Primary School
  • Courtenay Gardens Primary School
  • Grovedale West Primary School
  • John Monash Science School
  • Manchester Primary School
  • Mordialloc Secondary College
  • Mt Waverley Primary School
  • The Lakes South Morang P-9
  • Yuille Park K-8 Community College

Yuille Park K-8 Community College

Yuille Park P-8 Community College (YPCC) is a new school located in Wendouree West, on the outskirts of Ballarat. Wendouree West is an area of high disadvantage that has been going through a neighbourhood renewal project since 2001. Yuille Park Community College is a unique school, where the school is the centre of a Community Hub, offering opportunities and facilities for the wider community. Every aspect of the physical buildings, school operations and curriculum has been carefully designed towards enabling the school motto - Living to learn, learning to live - to become a reality for each student at the school. Another innovative aspect within the school is the attempt to flatten staffing structures and to respectfully work with all members of staff in an equal way. The new physical spaces in the school are exceptionally well designed and the school received the DEECD 2008 School Design Award. YPCC is an example of where a strong vision comes together in the school buildings and layout, and this vision is lived out in the pedagogical and social approaches of the staff to students.

School artifacts