Yirara College Baptism and Communion Day
Yirara College Baptism and Communion Day 2002 was celebrated on Sunday 6 November. Sixteen students were baptised in the Yirara College chapel, and 28 celebrated their first communion.
Yirara College: many languages, many histories
Many of the students of Yirara College come from communities served by Finke River Mission (predominantly Central Desert). But most students come from remote communities beyond Central Australia that are not connected with the Lutheran Church.
Yirara College Sharing Languages Project
In term 3 we began the Sharing Languages Project at Yirara College. Students from every community have been invited to share their languages with their teachers.
Yirara ahead of the curve
Yirara College in Alice Springs is ahead of the curve in ensuring education is delivered to its students who can’t attend school due to COVID-19 restrictions.
Drive-by worship in Alice
‘No gathering for Easter worship’. Is that a disaster? Not when we work together to find creative solutions.
Yirara College honoured with royal visit
Yirara College was honoured to be chosen to host His Royal Highness, Prince Edward, Earl of Wessex KG GCVO, Chairman of the Board of Trustees for The Duke of Edinburgh’s International Award, acknowledging the 60th anniversary of the award in Australia.
A sacred gift
After six years away from Central Australia working with the Uniting Church in Darwin, I have recently begun working as the chaplain at Yirara College. Beginning again in Central Australia brings new questions and new ways of seeing things.
Yirara introduces Earth Tec program
Yirara College is a boarding school in Alice Springs for Indigenous students from remote communities. Our recent relationship with Civil Train in delivering the new Earth Tec program to students has been highly successful.
Teaching the teachers
Ladies from the Alice Springs and Hermannsburg Lutheran churches shared their history and knowledge with Yirara College staff during professional development sessions earlier this year.
Yirara Confirmations 2016
Sixteen Yirara students have publically confessed their faith in the Triune God before a large crowd. The class was the largest for many years, so the service was held in the basketball stadium.