English-language active learning pre-school
There are only a few placements remaining at the kindergarten for 2023-2024,
so please enquire soon to secure a placement for your child.
Welcome to Yarra International Kindergarten in Da Nang!
High quality care, education and facilities
Yarra International Kindergarten is an immersive English-language preschool for children 18 months to 6 years. We offer high quality early learning in a customized program extending upon the Australian framework. The Yarra philosophy embraces balance in education to allow children to thrive academically, emotionally, socially and physically.
At Yarra we prioritise education, not profits, so we have small class sizes for a very low student:teacher ratio, under 5. This allows Yarra kids to receive more attention, personalised learning, and more active involvement with teachers and classroom activities.
O U R V A L U E S
The Yarra Values
The Yarra Culture
Yarra strives to ensure our school is a safe, fun, friendly and supportive learning environment, such that the teachers, children and parents become part of our close-knit learning community.
Good character development
Yarra understands that these early formative years are crucial in character development, so we focus on instilling, modeling and reinforcing good character traits and good behaviour. This includes exhibiting empathy and care, showing appreciation and gratitude, being cooperative and eager to support others, being polite and being respectful.
Citizens of the world
At Yarra we want to cultivate a positive, respectful and inclusive learning environment. This includes valuing and respecting each other, different cultures, animals and the environment.
"Learning to be caring is like learning to play a sport or an instrument. Daily repetition... Make caring second nature and develop and hone youth's caregiving capacities."
- RICHARD WEISSBOURD, HARVARD PSYCHOLOGIST
O U R M I S S I O N
Yarra quality education and care
Balanced international education
Our customized program extends upon the Australian framework to cover a broad curriculum to develop children's multiple intelligences. The Yarra philosophy embraces balance in education to allow children to thrive academically, emotionally, socially and physically.
The Yarra Learning Program
The Yarra learning program is committed to fun, engaging and effective active learning approaches, largely inspired by Reggio Emilia and HighScope, and using Montessori and Glenn Doman materials. We aim to stay at the forefront of early learning.
The Yarra Curriculum
Yarra offers a structured, purposeful curriculum via a dynamic, play-based active learning approach. We welcome parents to visit our kindergarten to inspect our comprehensive curriculum.
Small classes, limited capacity
We limit capacity of the kindergarten so classes remain small, with student:teacher ratios under 5:1, so your child has more attention, guidance and care.
Native English speakers
Yarra emphasises English throughout its curriculum, allowing children to be immersed in English. We have full-time native English teachers and most of our Vietnamese teachers are required to speak English.
Yarra is owned and managed by the same people: internationally qualified educators. So we ensure the high Yarra standards of learning and care are always present.
O U R F A C I L I T I E S
The Yarra Building
Years of planning went into this unique building. Click here to learn about our building's features, the construction process, and the subtle design elements that act as metaphors for our mission.
Made for learning
Each classroom has colourful -- yet natural -- themes with large windows offering natural light and a view of outside weather, plants on balconies and trees on the street. Visual stimulation.
Exercise for learning
Yarra understands the importance of exercise for optimal learning, so Yarra has several options for indoor and outdoor activity spaces. We also consciously arrange the schedule to let exercise invigorate children's minds to be more receptive to learning.
"Regular exercise boosts brain health, and a fit brain is generally able to learn, think and remember better.”
- TORI RODRIGUEZ, SCIENTIFIC AMERICAN
Conditioned for learning
The indoor learning environment is conditioned for optimal comfort and learning: not too hot, not too humid. All classrooms have air purification, air-con and ceiling fans.
Natural grass playground
We use natural grass for our playground, which includes a sand pit, tree house, slide and other fun equipment.
Health & safety
Yarra really cares about health and safety, so we've included safety features rarely seen in other kindergartens, such as touchless taps, ventilation and air purification in each classroom, and gaps in doors to prevent finger jams. We exceed local PCCC fire standards.
The Yarra pools
Yarra has two salt water swimming pools on campus. Lessons will be available as extra-curricular options. We encourage parents to value swimming education like we do.
The Yarra kitchen
Yarra has its own professional standard kitchen to ensure our students receive healthy, hygienically prepared food.
From French-imported high impact resistance Gerflor Taraflex sports floor, as used at the Olympics, to Nanoe-X air purification, Yarra likes to use quality products.
O U R C O M M U N I T Y
The Yarra Community
Yarra has its own natural countryside retreat for children to enjoy excursions to learn about and appreciate nature, just 45 minutes away. This year we have been planting more fruit trees. We plan for this to later become a source of vegetables and fruit for the school. We welcome parents to visit too.
Events after hours
Future plans include hosting activities for both kinder age and post-kinder age children after kindergarten hours, including weekends. Basketball, football, mini-tennis and more. We look forward to our family swimming meetups after kindergarten this summer.
Weekend play for kids
Parents can relax with a coffee and croissant while kids play under Yarra supervision. We hope to see Yarra parents meet together to strengthen our community. Coming soon.
Yarra Retreat, Hoa Bac
Weekdays / 7:30 – 16:30
Saturday / 9:00 – 15:00
2 - 4 - 6 Le Huu Khanh
(corner Giang Chau 1)
Ngu Hanh Son, Da Nang
Phone: 0374 386 808