• Thank you for your interest in Wanneroo Primary School. We are a friendly Independent public school which nurtures active learners from Kindergarten to Year 6. We hope that the FAQs below help answer any pressing questions. However if there is anything that you require additional assistance with please don't hesitate to contact us on the details below.

  • FAQ's

    You can apply to enrol your child at Wanneroo Primary School if your child:

    • Meets the age requirements for entry: and
    • Is a permanent resident of Australia or holds a visa with an approved sub-class.

    Where the number of children applying to enrol exceeds the number of available placements, the school must prioritise enrolments according to The School Education Regulations. For further information, please refer to the Priority of Enrolment page under the Enrolment section.

    Wanneroo Primary School has a defined local intake area for accepting enrolments. The school may accept children outside these areas depending on the availability of accommodation and staffing.

    8.30am is the recommended arrival time. Students who arrive before the recommended time are required to assemble under the veranda next to the front office to ensure supervision.

    Parents are encouraged to keep sick children at home. Minor injuries are treated at school but parents will be contacted when the injury or illness requires further attention. It is important that contact details are kept up to date to ensure that in times of need the school can contact a parent or an emergency contact.

    Swimming is an integral component of the Wanneroo Primary School’s Physical Education curriculum. We aim to make a ten day intensive program accessible to all children at either Wanneroo Aquamotion or the beach. The Years PP–1 program and the Years 2-6 program normally run in Term 4. Children work in groups based on ability, to improve their own level, developing water confidence, safety and survival skills

    All grades will have excursions/incursions during the year. Parents are informed of all excursions and at the beginning of the year are asked to sign a permission form to allow their child to attend local venues ie walk to park with teacher. All excursions that require travel in a bus / train will have a separate notice detailing the arrangements and cost.

    Our Year 6 students have the opportunity to take part in fantastic educational opportunity to visit Canberra for a week in Term 4!

    Parents are able to arrange an interview with their child’s teacher at any mutually convenient time. Formal interviews take place early in the school year and mid year. Reports are sent home mid year and the end of the year.

    We encourage parents to discuss any concerns or issues with the class teacher – often it is just a misunderstanding or miscommunication and can be resolved with a meeting.

    The National Assessment Program – Literacy and Numeracy (NAPLAN) is an annual assessment for students in Years 3 & 5. It is an everyday part of the school calendar and has been since 2008.

    NAPLAN tests the sorts of skills that are essential for every child to progress through school and life, such as reading, writing, spelling and numeracy. The assessments are undertaken nationwide, every year, in the second full week in May.

    NAPLAN is made up of tests in the four areas (or ‘domains’) of:

    • reading
    • Writing
    • Language Conventions (spelling, grammar and punctuation)
    • Numeracy

    NAPLAN tests skills in literacy and numeracy that are developed over time, through the school curriculum.

    Our aim is to offer the best possible learning experience for your child. Classes are determined after taking into consideration a number of factors – friendship groups, abilities, gender, behaviour issues, and any special needs. After discussions with teachers and considering family requests the children are placed into classes.

    NOTE - A formal request to the Principal in writing stating the educational reasons for your request must be made prior to the date advised each year in the newsletter. Parent requests cannot automatically be accommodated. Requests for a specific teacher will not be considered.

    It is about getting the balance right - and making the classes fair for all.

    Children are not permitted to leave the school site without permission from the school or parent. A Leave Pass must be obtained from the front office by a parent or guardian and then handed to the classroom teacher. Teachers are unable to release children without first receiving the Pass.

    There is a free service operating on site at Wanneroo Primary School. The service provides continuous, preventative dental care for each enrolled child and is supervised by an officer from the Public Health Department.

    Telephone: 9405 3178.

    Parents are required to accompany their children to the dental clinic after obtaining a leave pass from the front office and advise when they have been returned to class.

    Camp Australia is providing Before and After School Care and Vacation Care at our school. Camp Australia is a separate entity to Wanneroo Primary School with only the premises being leased. They operate from classrooms 11 and 12 at Wanneroo Primary. Their service opens at 6:30am for Before School Care and After School Care closes at 6:00pm. Breakfast and afternoon tea are provided. here to find out more about Camp Australia's program at your school, including hours of operation and fees.To attend care, you must register your child. Register now for free.

    School assemblies are held in the under cover area every second Friday. Dates are advised in the fortnightly newsletter or alternately by viewing the School Calendar or Term Planner for more information.

    All parents and community members entering the school during normal hours of operation are required to sign the visitors' book in the front office before collecting a visitors' badge. The staff car park on Shaw Road and the car park on Church Street are only available to vehicles with the appropriate permissions. Parking is restricted to areas with clearly marked bays on Shaw Road, Frederick Street and Church Street.

    The guidelines for parking will only work if everyone is considerate. Under no circumstances should you be dropping off or collecting your child from the staff car park.

    NO Hat, NO Play! Children are required to wear a hat all year round for outdoor activities. Sun damage is common in our Australian climate: The regular use of broad spectrum SPF30+ sunscreen is also recommended.