Waggrakine Primary School is a lead school in Geraldton Western Australia. In late 2016 we reached 532 students from Kindy to Year 6, 3-13 Years of age. In 2017 we start with 22 classrooms and expect student numbers to start at around 540 students increasing throughout the year.
Waggrakine Primary School strives to empower future leaders. We value the input of all stakeholders, promoting networks at any opportunity. Our vision is underpinned by the belief that through harnessing broad expertise and knowledge we give voice to all involved in our community, developing multiple partnerships striving towards common goals.
Over recent years we have been developing a vision for 21st century teaching and learning. To increase our students' sustained success we are committed to enriching the curriculum to meet the demands for students to have the ability to learn continuously throughout their lives. We have identified 21st century skills and knowledge our students require to achieve their full potential, including:
- Access, analyse, synthesise, evaluate, create and leverage knowledge
- Communicate effectively
- Remain flexible and adaptable
- Use creativity and initiative
- Understand global issues
- Become self-regulated and self-motivated learners
Our goal is to bridge the divide between what students know and do at school and what they know and do in everyday life. We believe by effectively using 21st century tools we can create a vibrant new curriculum that transcends the traditional confines of a classroom and invigorates both teacher and student alike.
We believe increased global links will provide new catalysts to build on our focus of leading our students towards becoming effective global citizens; willing to share their voices with others to become future architects and creative problem solvers for future directions and issues not yet known.
Nurturing creativity through visual arts, music, dance and performance are enabled at Waggrakine through lead specialist teachers who embed 21st century skills into the curriculum. Physical activity is fostered to ensure all students prepare themselves for an active and healthy future. Languages are also fostered and Aboriginal culture is respected and studied. In 2011 we introduced Indonesian in the senior years to empower our students ability to engage with Asia and now Indonesian is taught from Years 3 to Year 6.
To foster leadership among the senior students Waggrakine Primary School implements the Waggy Challenge to focus on motivating Year 6's and challenging them through their last year of primary school. The students are extended through a range of Academic, Physical Education and Citizenship challenges that take place throughout the year and receive on-going recognition and rewards as they progress through the year.
Waggrakine PS is an accredited Sun Smart School, Safety House School, Asthma Friendly School,Water Wise school and is a member of the Health Promoting Schools program.
The school, like many others, has a lot to thank its P&C for. Along with the GG Committee, the P&C runs the famous GG Festival every year which adds precious funds to help our school. Most recently the P&C funded a new playground and in the past the purchase and installation of air conditioning in all classes and specialist areas.
Waggrakine Primary School is a friendly and supportive school that is committed to giving students the best education available.