Waggrakine Primary have a number of special programs focussing on strengthening different student groups or curriculum areas.
Geraldton Literacy Strategy
The Geraldton Literacy Strategy works together with Waggrakine's recognition as a Teacher Development School. Waggrakine lead this Stategy for a number of years until 2016 when Allendale Primary School continuing the lead role with key staff from Waggrakine remaining as key members of the committee. The role is to support best practice in English across schools and provide Professional Learning for teaching and non teaching staff in English.
Waggrakine Early Intervention Program
The WEIP Program is designed to provide a partnership between the Allied Health Department and the school staff, building the capacity of school staff to run speech and language programs to support the early intervention of language skills for our students. In late 2014 this model was identified by the department and in 2015 and 2016 we had funding to lead other schools in the Geraldton area to replicate this model and empower support staff across the network.
Primary Enrichment and Challenge
PEAC is a part-time withdrawal program for upper primary Year 5-6 students considered to be in the top 2.5 percentile. Identified gifted and talented students are selected to participate in differentiated programs offered to allow these stduents the opportunity to interact with the like peers from other schools. The PEAC program tests all children in Year 4 and offers those in the top 2% opportunities to engage with like peers from neighbouring schools. The PEAC program tests all children in Year 4 and offers those in the top 2% opportunities to engage with like peers from neighbouring schools.
Classroom Management and Instructional Strategies
The Classroom Management Strategies (CMS) Program provides skills-based professional learning in classroom management and instructional skills. Program delivery focuses on using interactive instructional strategies. The program provides in-class coaching for teachers to improve their skills.
The Department of Education's School of Instrumental Music services over 400 primary and secondary Western Australian Government schools.
Providing consultancy, instrumental instruction and ensemble direction, staffing allocation and management, an instrumental loan, maintenance and repair service, a resource centre and varied enrichment activities for students. For more information see Instrumental Music
- see Music page.
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