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Tagai Students using computersYUMI Education

YUMI – (Pronounced You-Me) is a term from Torres Strait Creole. In this context, YUMI identifies a collective of people, united by a common purpose. It signifies unity and promotes synergy.

Tagai State College prides itself on delivering the highest standard of teaching and learning within a context that reflects the aspirations of the Torres Strait Nation.

The term used to describe this unique fusion of academic rigour, identity, culture, history and community is YUMI Education.


Navigating YUMI to a successful future, by embracing our unique Torres Strait Island Identity, to achieve a world class standard of education

Mission statement

Tagai State College guarantees the highest standards of teaching and learning to achieve the aspirations of the Torres Strait Nation

YUMI Education at Tagai State College Secondary Campus is provided through an extensive subject range, incorporating state-based academic studies with contextually relevant learning. Students are challenged and extended to become proud of the unique identity of the Torres Strait and confident in a global society.

Service guarantee

Our commitment to providing a YUMI Education is articulated through, and measured against, the College’s Service Guarantee:

Tagai State College guarantees that every student, upon graduating Year 12, will:

  • Have an understanding of the cultural heritage of the Torres Strait islands and:
    • achieve an OP and university entry, or
    • be progressing on a clearly articulated VET pathway, or
    • be in quality paid employment, or
    • have a clearly defined transition plan for identified students at educational risk.