Waggrakine Primary School began as a K – 7 Primary School on its current site in 1979. Since then we have had several additions to the main buildings. We currently have 500 students from 3-13 years of age. 2014 is the final year of year 7 in Primary school in WA government schools.
Waggrakine is striving towards a vision of 21st century learning. We aim to create a learning environment where students are collaborative, creative, problem solvers, critical thinkers, sharing, caring and respectful of others. We foster a model of distributed leadership where staff are encourage to have a go, take risks, try new ideas and lead in different areas of expertise.
In 2010 we joined the Microsoft Innovative Schools Community and are developing a culture of innovation that involves an extended learning community of students, staff, parents and the wider community. This is been achieved through successfully enabling relationships to develop and flourish across all levels of the school and beyond to include staff, students, parents and the wider community. We are acutely aware that sustainable innovation is not possible when teachers and schools work in isolation. As a community of educators and learners, staff actively participate in local, national and global based dialogue to identify best practices for 21st Century teaching and learning.
Waggrakine Primary School supports its students through a caring environment in which students participate in a number of programs including physical education, Music, Visual Art and Wajarri LOTE. All learning is underpinned by a culture of innovation, creativity and technology to reach beyond the classroom into the world and prepare students for their future.