• 61 Dellar Road Maddington WA
  • 08 9251 8333

Principal's News

I was delighted to see so many families at school for our Advisory dinner earlier this term. This is the first of many events during the school year where we invite parents and carers to meet with staff and to talk about your child’s learning. By now students should have completed their learning plan for Semester one, which is signed off by the student, the Advisory teacher and a parent or carer. The learning plan is central to each child’s work as it describes the work they will do, how they will meet their goals and what they expect to show at their end of term exhibition. If you have any questions or concerns about the learning plan or any other aspects of schooling, please contact your child’s Advisory teacher. We look forward to seeing you many more times throughout the year.

The Advisory dinner was a great opportunity to show off our newly re-opened canteen. After many years of not having an operational canteen at school we are delighted to welcome Wanda Bryant to Yule Brook. Wanda is running the canteen as a private business and has a wide variety of healthy foods on the menu, which can be found on our facebook page, website or Schoolzine home page. It is lovely to have such a great choice of meals as well as coffee available from the newly installed machine, and I know that the home-made hamburgers at the Advisory dinner were enjoyed by all. It’s lovely to have you working with us, Wanda!

We welcome several new staff to the school for 2018: Marc Chesterfield started his teaching career at Yule Brook from 2012-13 and has returned this year after four years at Fitzroy Valley District High School. Marc has a Year 7 Advisory and health, physical education and maths classes.

De Mean joins us as Year 7 Advisory and mathematics teacher from Armadale SHS.

Erin Scata is our manager corporate services for the year, while Kathryn Carmody is on leave.

Heather Ham has joined our student services team as chaplain.

Staff profiles will be featured on our facebook page over the next few weeks.

In this increasingly digital world, we have a number of ways that we as a school connect with parents and carers via the internet. This newsletter is best viewed electronically through our Schoolzine page, as you get to see high quality photos and photo galleries that cannot be reproduced in the printed version. Our facebook page has regular updates of student activities in and out of school. Permission for your child to attend excursions is quick and easy via Consent2Go and we will soon be providing parent access to our online learning platform Connect, which will allow you to see curriculum materials and tasks in various learning areas. All of these (except facebook) require a current email address to be provided to our front office staff. If you’re not sure whether we have your best email address please call into the office or call us on 9251 8333 or email us at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Attendance at school has started off on a high, with 64% of students at school every day, or only one day absent so far this term. We know that being at school every day gives students the best opportunity to learn, so that is a fabulous start. We also know that attendance improves when teachers and parents are in regular communication about absences from school – please call or text your Advisory teacher or the front office whenever your child is absent from school. For prolonged absences we can make sure that students have work to do at home if this is appropriate and the Advisory teacher is the best contact regarding this. Yule Brook students know that they are expected to be at school every day!

Mrs Hilary Saunders 



61 Dellar Road
Maddington WA 6109


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Ph: 08 9251 8333
Fx: 08 9493 1312
Em: yulebrook.college@education.wa.edu.au