Mural celebrates Yakamia PS houses

By Ashleigh Fielding | posted on April 3, 2020

STUDENTS at Yakamia Primary School got a colourful surprise when they rolled into campus last week.

A mural was secretly painted on the library wall over two days by Broome artist Sobrane.

The mural reflects the three new houses the school has introduced to replace the previous four factions.

“We had a drop in numbers so we decided to go down to three houses,” Deputy Principal Tristan MacKenzie said.

“Yakamia has a lot of Aboriginal history, with Yakamia meaning ‘home of the turtle’, so we chose local animals with their Menang names to represent the new houses.”

The three new houses are Kadar, Parrot and Quenda.

The house mural is now one of many colourful additions around the school.

“The kids love it,” Mr MacKenzie said.

“It brightens up the area and encourages the kids to come and sit in this area for lunch.”