Kalannie Primary School (5229)

School Overview

We are situated in the Northern Central Wheatbelt in the Shire of Dalwallinu, 260 kilometres north east of Perth. Kalannie Primary is an Independent Public School and proud member of the Inland Lighthouse Network. The school is a Health Promoting and Allergy Aware School and has embraced its motto 'Ours is the Future,' ensuring parents and the school work together to improve student outcomes and promote active citizenship. The school is very proud of the relationships it has built with the Kalannie Community.

We cater for Kindergarten to Year 6. Most of the students travel to school by bus and those that live in town, generally ride their bikes. There are three bus services that transport students to school each day. In addition, there is a daily bus service that transports high school students to and from the Dalwallinu District High School.

Kalannie PS is a traditional regional school with immaculately landscaped gardens, a large covered shade facility, synthetic grass playing field, various playing areas with two large playgrounds that all students enjoy. All areas within the school have reverse cycle air conditioning and heating. School facilities include:

A purpose built early childhood building for kindergarten, pre-primary and year 1 students.
A multi-purpose room (cooking, art, science, T & E)
Recently upgraded library
Teacher's resource Room
Demountable classroom for support classes and music
Modern administration building
Undercover/Assembly area
The Original Xantippe School building

Learning occurs within a safe, caring and supportive learning environment. Teaching at Kalannie is with small groups of students in multi aged arrangements. Although there is some variation from year to year, the school usually offers an early childhood, middle and upper primary class structure. Students from year 3 learn Indonesian through the KETAWA program delivered by the classroom teachers. School computers access Wi-Fi across the school with promethean boards installed in each classroom.

Kalannie Primary School is supported by a number of specialist services. In addition to those offered by the Regional Education Office, there are also services that include the community health nurse, occupational therapy, speech therapy, and Schools of Special Education Needs (SSEN).

An active and supportive P&C assist the school to improve school facilities including grounds and garden upgrades. Parents, along with school staff, are also members of the School Board, Sports Committee, and Finance Committee. Their contributions and commitment to the school is highly valued with parents and other community members freely giving of their time to support special school programs, sporting events, camps and fund raising.