Welcome to Wangaratta Primary School!
With resources of a large school, yet the close-knit community of a small school, Wangaratta Primary School embraces the individual in a vibrant, dynamic learning environment.
Right in the heart of our town, our school has a strong 170-year history of providing inclusive education. With wide open spaces, our evolving school is one big family. Our school prides itself on working with families and its strong sense of community involvement.
Our school has a comprehensive literacy and numeracy program complemented with a strong specialist program, including physical education, visual and performing arts, Italian and science. This year has seen the introduction of a new approach to reading, along with an engaging writing program. The school’s emphasis on promoting inquiring minds helps students reach their potential through self-motivation and by stimulating the student’s curiosity. We aim to give students greater empowerment and agency in their own learning, giving students the power to direct and take responsibility for their learning, creating independent and self-regulating learners.
In educating the whole child, we place equal importance on developing both the academic and social/emotional capacity of students. This equips them with the skills needed to lead successful lives and develop healthy relationships. We are enthusiastic about being part of the ‘Fathering Project’ this year, led by Rodney Eade (former AFL footballer). This initiative is about supporting schools to build their community of positively engaged families – for the benefit of the kids.
Please do not hesitate to contact me with any questions. I look forward to working with you in the future.