General Curriculum Overview

Hymba Yumba
Our jarjums in the Science Lab at Hymba Yumba Independent School

Hymba Yumba school curriculum provides a rich and stimulating educational experience for all. The curriculum is devoted to teaching through Indigenous Knowledges which is embedded through the National Curriculum. In the primary years jarjums settle into school life and explore their identity, language development and begin their journey as lifelong learners. In the junior secondary years (7-9) jarjums develop their skills as lifelong learners, continue to develop their sense of self, and they explore and celebrate different cultures. Their self-identity is strengthened by their sense of belonging where jarjums secure and understand their connection to family and embedding their respect for self, family, community and country.

All jarjums are supported in achieving their full potential. They develop their 21st century thinking skills in order to prepare them for years 10, 11, 12 and into their future careers. Hymba Yumba aims to foster independent, critical thinkers with a strong sense of self. Tertiary pathways are available and subjects across the humanities and sciences can be studied. Extracurricular opportunities embedding Indigenous Knowledges, such as programs with CSIRO, Inspire U camps at the University of Queensland and ‘Our Deadly Ways at The University of Southern Queensland are made available for jarjums interested in exploring their options for the future. An education at Hymba Yumba instils a sense of belonging, security and happiness and the belief that all jarjums can learn, succeed and reach their full potential.

Jarjums begin working towards their career choices in year 9 as they study additional modules such as ‘My Future Career’ and Deadly Dukes award. Then in year 10 they prepare their SET plan, helping them determine their choices for study in year 11 and 12. Tertiary pathways are available and subjects across the humanities and sciences can be studied. Extracurricular opportunities embedding Indigenous Knowledges, such as programs with CSIRO, Inspire U camps at the University of Queensland and ‘Our Deadly Ways at The University of Southern Queensland are made available for students interested in exploring their options for the future. In year 11 and 12 the following OP subjects are available for study: English, Maths A, Modern History, Biology, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Studies. The non OP pathways allows jarjums to study Prevocational Maths, English Communication, Science in Practice, Visual Arts, Recreational Studies and Social studies.

An education at Hymba Yumba instils a sense of identity, security and happiness and the belief that all jarjums can learn, succeed and reach their full potential.