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Special programs

Waggrakine Primary have a number of special programs focussing on strengthening different student groups or curriculum areas.

Aboriginal Tutorial Assistance Scheme

ATAS provides supplementary tutorial assistance to assist Western Australian Government Aboriginal students with their literacy and numeracy skills in years 4-10. Students undertaking TEE studies may access tuition in other subject areas. Tutors work with students individually or in small groups.

Aboriginal Language Speaking Students

The ALSS Program is funded by the Commonwealth Government and is designed to target Aboriginal students who exhibit English language usage below level one on English as a Second Language (ESL) Bandscales (or equivalent) and are accessing formal education for the first time. The aim of the program is to equip these students with a minimum of Level One English facility on the ESL Bandscales in their first year of formal schooling.

High Achievers - Science Program

This project provides support to high achieving Aboriginal students who are identified in Year 3 to maintain their achievement through to Year 7. Students in Year 4 in selected primary schools participate in a specialist science program that is designed to help them maintain their high results and reach their potential.
The trail is an in-school project that takes into account the unique cultural views, characteristics and circumstances of Aboriginal students. It provides students with a culturally inclusive program that develops literacy through Primary Connections, an interesting and challenging science program.

Primary Enrichment and Challenge

PEAC is a part-time withdrawal program for upper primary Year 5-7 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.

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.

Instrumental Music

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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