The Yiramalay/Wesley Studio School is located in far north Western Australia in the Fitzroy Valley of the Kimberley region. It lies approximately 80km northwest of Fitzroy Crossing and 400km east of Broome on traditional Bunuba land.

Aerial view of Yiramalay siteThe Fitzroy Valley comprises several small communities (including Fitzroy Crossing) of approximately 4,800 people, mostly of Aboriginal descent. There are four main Aboriginal languages spoken in the Valley including Bunuba, Gooniyandi, Walmajarri/Wangkatjungka and Nyikina.

The name ‘Yiramalay’ comes from the local Yiramalay spring and the school is named the Yiramalay/Wesley Studio School in recognition of its two partners, Bunuba and Wesley College, forming one community of many cultures.

The Studio School operates at Yiramalay during the Kimberley’s dry season in Terms 2 and 3.

Yiramalay facilities

Yiramalay provides students with a safe, comfortable residential environment where they learn, rest, and socialise.

Facilities include:

  • 8 purpose-built air-conditioned student houses, with round-the-clock staff support and residential care
  • newly refurbished Community Centre
  • learning spaces and classrooms
  • art studios
  • communal dining hall and commercial-grade kitchen
  • horse riding paddock
  • outdoor gym and basketball court
  • fire pit and dance circle