Welcome to Wandering PS
Wandering Primary School is located in the town of Wandering which is approximately 130 km from Perth or an hour from Armadale. Wandering is a small community which is surrounded by farm land and some vineyards. Additionally, the town is not far from three large mining operations and has three adjoining shires.
Wandering school has a small number of children which ensures that each student is given a great deal of professional attention and care. The school is a ‘family’ which ensures that children demonstrate great values and develop respect for self, family, country and others. Children treat each other as they would be treated themselves. One of the most stunning aspects of the school is the manner in which the older children look after the smaller children, together with the air of cooperation between the students. Our students generally show a great capacity for taking responsibility for their behaviour and for the outcomes they choose. The staff are extremely positive with the children under their tutorage. The belief is that every child has the capacity to excel at something and that it is their job to find that one little key. In short, the children are still children. Many of the ‘complexities’ of city schools do not find their way into the Wandering School.
The school has a vital school community which supports it so very well. For a small school it has excellent facilities and resourcing. This has a lot to do with the belief amongst parents of the importance of their child’s education and the role of the school in the community. The commitment goes further as the Shire of Wandering has invested a great deal of money to ensure that Wandering is a great place to live.
The Parents and Citizens have contributed tremendously over the years to the school’s resourcing. This is in the form of computers, air-conditioning, general equipment, playground facilities, library and the surrounds of the school. Additionally, members of the P&C have been proactive in writing submissions to further improve the grounds and environment of Wandering Primary School in the form of a nature playground. The attitude of the community is one of ‘can do’ when it comes to their children and school.
The teaching staff is made up of experienced practitioners who are tremendously professional and have great enthusiasm for their work. Determined to maintain their professional learning there is interaction between teachers at Wandering and those from surrounding schools. The non-teaching staff are exemplary in their role, knowing many of the children since their first day in kindergarten.