We would like to thank staff, students and families for making 2023 a very special year and a year that we can look back on with special memories. 🥰We wish everyone a safe and happy holiday season🎄 and hope that you enjoy the break and come back refreshed and ready to make 2024 another fabulous year! 🤩
Just sharing how we felt on Friday evening when it was all quiet at Wandina.
There’s a kind of hush
All over the school tonight 🏫
All over the school
You can’t hear the sound of kids having fun 👫
You know what I mean
Just the sound of trees and a whispering breeze 🌳
Yes, a whispering breeze
And we’re feeling good just saying goodbye! ☺️
Wandina Primary School - an Independent Public School
We are a Public School for students from Kindergarten to Year 6 in Wandina. Our official page is monitored during business hours only.
Wandina Primary School is a Public School for students from Kindergarten to year 6. We are located in the suburb of Wandina, and our school is approximately seven kilometres from the Geraldton CBD. Since opening in February of 2014, we are committed to giving quality education to children in the Midwest region of WA. Our specialist early childhood teachers and education assistants provide an innov
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Farewell Year 6 Students of 2023
The time had come to say farewell to our 2023 Year 6 students and there were many that found it hard to say goodbye. Some are going to different High Schools and one student, Duncan McAlpine, will be moving to Adelaide, with his family, so it was a particularly sad day for Duncan. We know that he will settle into his new school, but Wandina will always hold special memories for him just like it will for all the students. We wish all the students all the very best as they embark on a new chapter in their lives. Year 6 students, make yourself proud and be the best person you can be at High School so that people take notice of you for all the right reasons. We have loved nurturing you through your primary years and look forward to noting your achievements at High School.
PBS Water Fun Day
After two weeks of swimming lessons, the children couldn’t wait for the Water Fun Day that was organised by the PBS committee. In fact, looking at some of the photos, I think that the staff also had a little too much fun as well.😂 The day was sorted into timeslots for the differing age groups and when each group came onto the grassy knoll, the fun and frivolity commenced! It was all systems go with hoses, wet sponges, water cannons and slipping and sliding. 💦There was water and children everywhere, with teachers being caught in the crossfire, which only made them easy targets for more children. It was the most wonderful way to end the year - there is nothing like children’s laughter to end the year on a high! Enjoy the photos!
PBS Water Fun Day
One group of our Kindy children had their PBS reward day today and what a day it was!!! The children were all so keen to get into their bathers and enjoy a day playing with water! Who wouldn’t be excited to have water play with the heat! 🤗The children were so happy to be playing outside and they were making the most of the shade because of the heat. Squeals of delight were heard coming for these very cute little people. Water, water, everywhere ….and everyone had a day of fun! We are sure that they will sleep very well tonight!
School of Rock!
Some of the staff have been preparing for the concert for weeks. We have a drummer (Mr Peace), bass guitarist ( Mr Knowles), a lead guitarist ( Mr McKenzie) and a vocalist (Miss Lee) on staff! There were back up singers as well.(Mrs Skrutvold, Miss W, Mrs Patience & Miss Lumley) The band performed three items on the night and the Time Warp has been posted as it involved most of the staff! We hope you enjoy the performance!
Wandina Primary Presentation Night and Concert
On Wednesday night, Wandina Primary held its annual Prresentation Night and Concert. The theme for the night was, A Night at the Movies. All year groups chose a movie to highlight on the night. The Kindy children started the night with the Bee Movie and they were just like the song ‘Here comes the Sun’. Cute little bees with lots of energy and no stings were needed because the audience left their honey alone. Pre-Primary chose the Jungle Book so they could get lost in the jungle with the bare necessities and still have lots of fun. Next, the Year 1 children followed with Hakuna Matata from the Lion King and there were no worries because the singing had the strength of a lion with a mighty roar. Year 2 decided that Grease would be perfect and that moving with speed would be just like Grease Lightning….go Grease Lightning! The Year 3 children thought that Shrek proved to be perfect until they realised that he was a grumpy ogre so they decided to go in search of Princess Fiona and a medley of songs were sung along the way. Year 4 decided to highlight all their special qualities and This is Me from The Greatest Showman was the perfect song to sing loud and proud! Year 5 chose a hit from 2023 ….yes Barbie and Ken were there in all their pink clothing and told everyone to Watch me Dance. They were dancing up a storm on the stage!
What an amazing night that was shared with all our Wandina families!
Year 6 Graduation
Wandina Primary thought that you would like to see a photo of all our wonderful Year 6 students. This photo was taken just after they had finished their Graduation Dance to Believer by Imagine Dragons. The dance has been posted below.
Year 6 Graduation Dance to Believer by Imagine Dragons.
The students were amazing and all the practice was worth it! We hope you enjoy the dance! This was videoed at the concert.
Year 6 Graduation
On Tuesday, Wandina Primary held their Year 6 Graduation assembly. At this event, there were awards for individual students who had excelled in learning areas or shown courtesy, cooperation, consideration or strength throughout their final year at Wandina Primary School. The following students were recognised at the graduation ceremony:
Dux, English & Mathematics - Brody Schwarz
Leadership Challenge - Marley Coughlan
Geraldton University Centre Award - Mollie Hayman
Edith Dircksey Cowan Citizenship Award - Quinton Tsang & Paige Tsang
STAR Endeavour Award - Bryce Gaby
Science & Indonesian - Duncan McAlpine
Art - Jack Meyers
Music - Ethan O’Malley
We would like to congratulate all these award winners and wish them all the very best at high school.
End of Year Concert - A Night at the Movies!
Tonight, is our end of year concert and we are looking forward to seeing all our families supporting this event. The students have been busy practising their items over the last few weeks and you will be amazed when you see them perform. At the end of the evening, Wandina staff are presenting an item and some staff have been rehearsing all term, so be prepared for something awesome! We not only have very talented students but also some very talented staff!
Tonight, the Year 6 students met at the Museum and walked down to Skeetas for dinner. The students were chatting and then when the food arrived, they were too busy eating to talk. They made sure that the two birthday boys, Connor White and Mr Peace, were honoured with a hearty “Happy Birthday!” In fact, we are sure that all the guests staying at the Mantra heard them singing. We walked back to the museum for a final photo shoot before the students were escorted home by their parents. It has been a day that the students will remember forever, graduating from Primary School. We are so proud of all our Year 6 students!
Year 6 Transitions at Champion Bay Senior High School (CBSHS)
In Week 7, our students visited CHSHS to experience what it would be like next year. The students made our school very proud with their behaviour and participation. Mrs Reynolds attended each day and she said that it was an honour to be there supporting our students as they navigated their way around the school and tried their hand at new skills. They are all looking forward to transitioning to high school next year but we know that they will take a little piece of Wandina with them.
We would like to thank this team of Wandina staff who support the children at our school who require a little extra help in literacy or require therapy. Mr Haynes is also part of this team and he is becoming an expert at delivering intervention programs. These staff members work tirelessly to ensure that each individual is given the assitance required to make sure they have the opportunity to improve. We can’t thank them enough for what they do.
Year 6 Grad Week - Friday
Finally all good things must come to an end and return to normal, but not without a last hurrah! Friday was FANDOM Friday….what could the students possibly dress up as? Well, just wait until you see the photos……you will be surprised! We loved the fact that all the students have participated in some capacity over the week and they had another enjoyable day. Next week……….it’s back to wearing the Wandina school uniform for 9 more days!
Year 6 Grad Week - Thursday
On Thursday, we saw all the Year 6 students dressed up as what they would like to be when they grow up. At first, we thought that there must be a building project at the school because there were so many tradies on site and then we wondered if it must have been a FIFO off week. A few nurses were on site for any emergencies and Mrs Patience did bring her ballet slippers to give us a performance of Swan Lake, but unfortunately, we ran out of time and Mr Peace forgot to bring his ballet attire to accompany her. There are some budding teachers if any schools are after staff members for 2024; they have glowing referee checks. All in all it was a great day and everyone was looking forward to Friday.
The Elves have Arrived!
Miss Brown was the first to notice the elves when one appeared in her classroom and then not long after another elf, named Keely, arrived all dressed in black so that it couldn’t be seen because it had plans to upset everything! Miss Brown’s elf called for help and suddenly an elf appreared in Miss B’s class to help with the troublesome elf. The Pre Primary looks like it could be in turmoil if the troublesome elf has her way, but we are all hoping that the magic from the other elves helps to keep Keely under control. We are not sure what we are going to find on Monday …….. be prepared for the next installment.
The End of Year Concert is fast approaching. We would love to see you all there!
Teachers just want to have fun!
The Midwest Indian Cultural Society recently held a Diwali Party at the Geraldton Grammar School. Raj Kaur, who is one of our teachers, was keen to get a group of teachers attend this event. She was also planning something special for the staff to do at the event and all will be revealed in the next post! Raj also managed to borrow beautiful clothing for the staff so they really looked the part for their special performance!
Teachers just want to have fun!!
Mrs Raj Kaur was keen for the staff to present an item at the event and she made sure that each week they practised so that they could perform. Those who attended the event loved the dance and we are sure that the event coordinators have already requested an item for next year. More staff have said they will participate next year as it was so much fun!
Year 6 Grad Week - Wednesday
Wednesday required all the students to wear something pink, the colour that has become very popular since the Barbie Movie graced the big screen. There were lots of varying shades of pink, some chose to dress all in pink and then other students choose a more subtle approach to wearing this colour.
Grad Week - Day 2
Today, the students had to bring their belongings in anything but a bag. There were so many creative ideas that the staff were delighted with the range of objects that would replace the students bags.
To celebrate the last few weeks of Year 6, the students are having a Grad Week where they have different challenges each day. Yesterday, was the first day of the challenge and everyone was asked to come dressed as a teacher. Mr Peace and some of the students dressed as Mrs Patience and Mrs Patience and some of the students dressed as Mr Peace. Some dressed as Mr O in loud shirts and some were Mr Sumich in PE gear and then a few dressed as other staff members. It was an interesting day seeing so many spare teachers wandering around the school but they didn’t seem to be in charge of any classes. Everyone is looking forward to seeing was transpires over the week!
Next Gen Entrepreneurs
NextGen Entrepreneurs guides our students from identifying a problem, to becoming engaged, enabled, and empowered innovators. With confidence they can contribute to a Carbon Zero Future.
NextGen teaches social and environmental solution thinking while refining STEM understandings & knowledge, with design skills and strategies. Together with sustainable industry and aligned partners, students will meet the challenge of giving form to ideas to co-create a Carbon Zero Future.
Students at Wandina Primary were given the opportunity to enter this competition and we are excited to announce that two of our students presented their idea this afternoon and won the competition. Congratulations to Elise Kalpers-Gray and Olive Rodden for presenting their award winning idea. Their prize was $500. Thank you to Ms Ager for sharing this great achievement.
Geraldton Tennis Tournament
The Year 4 students were given the opportunity to participate in a tennis tournament on Friday and they look like they had a fantastic time. There was fierce competition in some of the divisions, but our students definitely made us proud with their great sportmanship. Two of our teams were victorious on the day, Team United and the US Open team. A huge thank you to Mr Sumich for continually giving the students at Wandina the opportunity to participate in these events and to the staff who supported the teams on the day. We know that some students will be inspired to continue playing tennis.
BEWARE! ELF ON THE SHELF VISITED ECE 2!
Today, ECE 2 received a letter from the Elf on a shelf saying that he/she had visited the classroom and left some biscuits and lollies BUT …….he/she decided to have a snack and opened the packets and had a great time munching and crunching. Luckily, he/she had to leave and there were some left behind for the children to make something. They had a great time using the biscuits and lollies to create something very yummy! That little elf is a bit cheeky because he told the children in ECE 2 that they had to be silly in class but they know that Miss Brown likes them to be sensible! Watch out for elves!! Mrs O and Ms Ashworth were so lucky to get these treats delivered to the office! YUM!!
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