Yamba has a number of great schools in the area, both primary and secondary.



Yamba Public School

Respect: Learn It, Earn It, Show It


Yamba Public School caters for the needs of students from a wide range of socio-economic backgrounds. The community has high expectations for their children and school. The school's guiding statement ... "The school will ensure each child's learning is maximised by providing a secure, caring and co-operative environment. Students will strive to reach their full potential by learning how to learn and being responsible to others and to themselves."






St James Catholic Primary School

Growing as one


At St James Primary you will not hear the phrase “the children are learning”. What you will hear is “we are all learning to be the best we can be”. From the smallest Kindergarten child to the most experienced staff member, all are seeking to “grow in learning relationships”.






Palmers Island Public School

Citizenship, Scholarship and Sportsmanship


Palmers Island Public School caters for a diverse, small community in a rural setting. The school is committed to providing a caring environment of stimulation, opportunity, participation and achievement for the individual student, teachers, support staff, parents and community.







Pacific Valley Christian School Townsend

Pacific Valley offers Christ-centred education in an atmosphere of love, respect, peace and discipline which will encourage students to achieve their full potential in life


Pacific Valley Christian School are very proud to be part of the Lower Clarence and Maclean community. We enjoy being able to create opportunities for our students to participate in giving back to the people in the community that we live in and also abroad.







Maclean High School

Creating opportunities, achieving success


Maclean High School is a district comprehensive secondary school servicing the educational needs of the entire Lower Clarence geographical area. The drawing area includes the towns and villages of Maclean, Yamba, Iluka, Brooms Head, Lawrence, Angourie, Harwood, Chatsworth Island, Palmers Island, Ashby and Tyndale. Approximately 65% of the school population is bused daily from outlying areas.



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