A sad start to the year as Waggrakine Primary School administration block was vandalised and then set on fire last weekend. The community rallied together to enable school to start again the following Monday after fire ravished and destroyed the entire administration block early Saturday morning. Thanks so much to all of the members of the local and global community who have sent messages of support to us. Sadly our additional time capsule left overs were in the fire and have been lost.
Our Principal, Lis Turner and WA Microsoft Innovative Teacher of the Year, Kellie Hunter have represented our school at the Microsoft Worldwide Forum in Washington DC. Lis was invited to present from a school perspective at the international conference. For more information on this event simply check out the blog on this website.
The principal, a teacher and an education assistant from Geraldton’s Waggrakine Primary School have all been named among the finalists in the 2011 WA Education Awards. Dr Constable said Waggrakine Primary School’s achievement was impressive.
Exciting news that four of our staff have been named as state finalists in the WA Education Awards. Lis Turner, Alison Watt, Paula Moses and Tania Crick are being recognised for their comittment to excellence in education. To have so many staff recognised at this level is a huge achievement for the staff and the school.
Winners in each category will be announced at a ceremony in Perth on 6 December and we wish them well.
Thanks to the Bellwood family and Colin Bosich for building our new scooter rack, it is a great success! Thanks to the P&C for funding this great new invention.
In August it was announced that Waggrakine will become an Independent Public School in 2012.
In collaboration with their school community, Independent Public Schools set their own strategic directions, have authority for day-to-day decision making and are in an ideal position to make decisions that best cater for their students. Parents and community members have an important and enhanced role in this initiative.
for more information go to the department web site.
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After a year as a Microsoft Innovative School we have moved forward to be one of only 15 schools in Australia to be a Leading School. Through Microsoft we have been provided a number of opportunities, particularly focussing on staff development. Staff are working together to develop a curriculum that allows stduents to become global learning, using technology to interface and connect across the worls, globalising the future for our students.