Wagaman Primary School Playgroup
Our school is invested in the journey of learning from birth. We host a fabulous playgroup each Wednesday from 8.30 to 10.30 for our community members with children under Transition age. It is a great opportunity for parents to enjoy a social gathering with others who have young children and for their little ones to start their journey of learning through play. Please feel free to join our experienced Playgroup leader Kelly for a great morning of play and for the opportunity to meet new friends. For further information please ring our friendly Administration team on 89226011.
At Wagaman Preschool we endeavour to create a happy, positive start to your child’s future education and development by providing an engaging, nurturing and supportive learning environment. We provide rich learning experiences so that children have the opportunity to investigate, imagine and explore.
The Preschool program reflects the principle and practices of the National Early Years Learning Framework (EYLF). It provides developmentally appropriate learning experiences where children’s needs and interests are catered for. Learning through play is integral to our program and children are encouraged to develop as happy and positive individuals within our community of learners. Social skills, wellbeing, independence and oral language skills are viewed as being critical aspects of our early childhood program.
Eligibility and hours
Children are eligible to attend Wagaman Preschool at the beginning of the year if they turn 4 years of age before June 30th of that year. Our preschool offers two session options throughout the week:
Blue group - Monday to Wednesday
Monday: 8.15am to 2.30pm
Tuesday: 8.15am to 2.30pm
Wednesday: 8.15am to 10.45am
Yellow group - Wednesday to Friday
Wednesday: 12pm to 2.30pm
Thursday:8.15am to 2.30pm
Friday: 8.15am to 2.30pm
At Wagaman Primary School, our T – 2 classrooms provide a positive and caring learning environment for all children. Children learn best when they are actively engaged in purposeful learning activities.
The Australian Curriculum clearly defines what is taught in Years T – 2. Teachers are supported by Age-Appropriate Pedagogies to apply a range and balance of teaching approaches and characteristics in their classrooms. They also use their knowledge of children's interests, strengths and capabilities to identify the most effective way to teach curriculum content.
Students in the Early Years participate in a regular investigations program. Investigations are a play based program utilising the Walker Learning approach. They focus on engaging children in exciting and authentic learning experiences that develop the whole child. This approach to teaching develops children with a strong sense of self and resilience. It also supports students to develop strong skills in literacy and numeracy in a collaborative and creative environment.
During Term 4, students from Transition to Year 2 are able to participate in the Royal Life Saving Society’s school swimming program, ‘Swim and Survive.’ Students travel to the local swimming pool daily for two weeks. They work with trained instructors to develop their swimming skills and an awareness of safety in the water.