Principal: Lis Turner
Deputy Principals: Diane Suckling, Zoei Nixon and Sue Ashworth
Office hours are 8.30 am to 3.30 pm
The State Government and the Department of Education & Training permit the school to seek payment of contributions for each student enrolled at the school. While the contribution is only a small amount, it does provide the school with funds to purchase equipment which is valuable in the education of students enrolled at the school. Please enquire at the Office for further information.
Prompt payment of the contribution will be greatly appreciated. Payment envelopes will be distributed early in the school year.
The Waggrakine Primary School Contribution is $40.00 per child
Waggrakine PS Contributions and charges 2013
Parents are required to keep the school informed of any changes to address or caregiver’s phone numbers. This is essential to allow quick contact in emergency situations.
Parents are encouraged to make direct contact with classroom teachers to deal with matters of concern. Please make an appointment through the front office and advise of your concerns so we are able to address the issues professionally. For involved matters, an interview time may need to be made with the teacher. Any parent wishing to discuss concerns with the School Executive regarding their child’s teacher will need to have addressed the concerns with the teacher first.
Please keep the teacher informed of anything that may impact on the child’s emotional wellbeing at school. This allows the teacher to be proactive and support your child through difficult situations.
Assemblies usually occur three to four times a term currently on a Friday afternoon. Their main purpose is to acknowledge student achievement and to communicate information. Dates and times for assemblies are advertised in the school newsletter or check out the calendar on the web site. Classes take turns to organise and conduct these events and to present an item. Parents and interested community members’ attendance at assemblies is always appreciated by students and staff.
Homework is a valuable means of consolidating and reinforcing what has been taught in the class. It usually takes the form of daily oral reading or spelling and some mental maths. Parents are asked to assist whenever needed. The homework policy can be found at the policy page link. Use of blackline master worksheets for homework is not encouraged.
Parents are informed in writing of any excursions or incursions. Written permission, health information and payment of any costs are required before a student is permitted to attend an excursion/incursion. Parents are requested to return permission slips promptly to facilitate the organisation required for excursions.
Incursion information is included in a note or the school newsletter. Please look out for these details and return any payments to the class teacher in an envelope with the exact money enclosed and the child’s name on the front.
Please inform the office staff as soon as you know your child will be moving to another school. This allows all the necessary arrangements to be made and your child’s school records to be sent to the new school.
Parent Support is a free, specialist service for parents. It aims to support parents to be more effective in managing their children’s behaviour.