Indigenous Parent Focus Group's opinions on the Draft Indigenous Education Review
This SWOT analysis was drafted at our School Council November meeting as a basis for our Improvement agenda in 2014.
On the 17th August, Wagaman community celebrated the school's 40th aniversary. Past and present students staff and families took a trip down memory lane to relive some of the highlights of their primary schooling. A cocktail party, Fun Fair and presentation assembly were the main events.
Kristen King, an early childhood teacher at Wagaman, has been selected in the Teaching in the Territory Excellence Awards as the Darwin Region winner in the category of ‘Excellence in Teaching or Leadership in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Education.’ The aim of the awards is to recognize teachers that have made a significant contribution to quality student learning in the Territory.
The following highlights some of Kristen’s achievements:
Farewell to Miss Deb from preschool as she leaves to have her new baby.
Recently at Wagaman we have begun a Breakfast Club program for students. Every Friday morning from 7.30 – 8.05 children are able to choose from a selection of cereal, bread, fresh fruit, milk and fruit juice to kick start their day. Parents and guardians are most welcome to join in with the students at breakfast club.
Recently, the Student Representative Council have implemented a recycling program called Cash for Containers which was developed by the Northern Territory Government. The Cash for Containers program involves students bringing in recyclable containers, such as aluminium cans and plastic (PET) bottles, from home. The school then counts and keeps record of the number collected each day. The collected recyclables are then taken to Envirobank for recycling and the school receives 10 cents for every can and container recycled.
Wagaman students had an inaugural excursion to Canberra in 2011.
42 upper primary students experienced various landmark sites in the national capital.