Education

Street view of the Woodanilling Primary School

Woodanilling Playgroup

Woodanilling has a very successful group. Playgroup meets every Friday from 9:30am to 12pm during school term times. For further information please contact Bindi Murray 0409 347 299.

Woodanilling Primary School

Woodanillng has only one school in it’s district. The Woodanilling Primary School is located in Carlton Street, Woodanilling and caters for years kinder to 4

The Woodanilling School community are very close and provides an excellent one-on-one learning experience. On average the school has approximately 20 children spread between the years.

NATURE OF THE CATCHMENT AREA

Woodanilling Primary School is a Level 3 school in the Wheatbelt Education Region. There were 28
students enrolled at the beginning of 2011.

The school draws its students from the townsite itself and from the area west of the town between the Great Southern Highway and Albany Highway. Students living north to Boyerine and south to Moojebing are also included in the school's catchment area.

STAFFING PROFILE

Principal - 1.0 FTE
Teacher - 1.0 FTE
Early Childhood Teacher - 1.0 FTE
Teacher (LOTE - Italian) - 0.04 FTE

Education Assistants (2) - 1.2 FTE part-time

Registrar - 4 days per week
Library Officer - 3 hours per week
Gardener - 16 hours per week
Cleaner - 15 hours per week
Bus Warden - 10 hours per week

Agencies

A number of outside agencies are also available on a needs basis. These include:

  • Curriculum and Student Services teams from Narrogin Local Education Office and Wheatbelt Education Regional Office
  • Speech Therapist
  • School Nurse
  • Occupational Therapist
  • CAMHS

SPECIAL FEATURES OF THE SCHOOL

Facilities:
  • One fully air-conditioned, permanent classroom including a separate general purpose teaching area that is utilised for the Kindergarten and Pre Primary programs. This building has been renovated with an extension doubling the size of the room.
  • A fully automated library recently constructed as part of the Federal Government's Building the Education Revolution
  • Solar power panels located on BER building, provide power for school
  • Administration Block - transportable type.
  • Staffroom.
  • A teacher resource room
  • Lunch shed.
  • 2 storage sheds utilised by the Gardeners and Cleaner for equipment.
  • 2 general-purpose storage sheds for sports equipment, excess furniture, resources and archives.
  • Well maintained gardens and playground areas with access to the local community recreation complex and town oval.
  • Computer to student ratio is 1:6 with all classroom computers connected to the Internet.
Programs Offered:

Woodanilling Primary School offers a Rural Integration Program for children of Kindergarten age through to Year Four. This ensures a very easy transition from Pre-primary to the more formal primary years.

All eight learning areas are taught at the school with an emphasis on Literacy and Numeracy. Specialist programmes include LOTE (Italian), Physical Education and Technology and Enterprise. Specialist programs are made possible through the Commonwealth Government's Priority Country Areas Program (PCAP) funding. PCAP funding is also used to help pay for bus travel for students to extend their learning experiences. Travel to swimming lessons, art performances, cultural excursions, school camp and other excursions associated with learning experiences are also heavily funded by PCAP.

SCHOOL DECISION-MAKING AND CONSULTATION PROCESSES

Woodanilling Primary School is supported by parents and community members through the Parents and Citizens Association and School Council. Throughout the year the P & C holds a number of fundraising activities and supports the school through their involvement in Busy Bees, Sporting Carnivals and other events.

SCHOOL HISTORY

In 2002 the school celebrated '100 Years of Education in Woodanillng'. Other schools which operated in the past in the Shire of Woodanilling included Kenmare, Westwood, Dowlering, Boyerine and Cartmeticup.

Schooling first commenced in the Agricultural Hall on September 15th 1902 with an enrolment of 13 children. A new timber schoolhouse was built and classes commenced in it in 1906. As student numbers were increasing, a second classroom was built in 1912. Student numbers had built up
to a peak in 1914 when approximately 80 pupils attended the school.

On Friday night, July 2nd 1949, the school was burnt down. Schooling was held in the Hall until the new school was completed in 1951. The new school was now a one room, one teacher school as it was decided to send the older children to Katanning to complete their education.

Currently the student year levels range from Kindergarten to Year Four.

For more information on the Woodanilling Primary School please call during school opening hours on 9823 1528

School After Woody

Following the completion of Year 4 at the Woody School, students have access to school bus routes to Katanning, which have three Primary Schools and one District Senior High School.

School Bus routes also cater for children who live in the vicinity to Wagin and Kojonup Schools.

Katanning also have two Pre Primary Schools as well as a TAFE Centre.

To obtain additional information on our educational facilities, refer to the Education Department's website www.eddept.wa.edu.au.