Wickham Primary School (5542)

School Overview

For more than 45 years, Wickham Primary School has offered a high quality education for our Kindergarten to Year 6 students. We value a safe, friendly and inclusive learning environment for staff, students and their families with respect to the strong cultural history of the Ngarluma people.

Our school is an established and integral part of the small town community spirit that defines Wickham.

Our highly experienced staff are able to build solid relationships with students and parents by implementing our whole-school positive behaviour support program of High Expectations, Respect for all and Safety.

Through these partnerships we are committed to assisting children reach their full potential in all education areas while supporting their social and emotional wellbeing.

Our programs are enhanced through collaboration with associated professionals including support staff, school psychologist and community volunteers.

Wickham Primary offers a variety of specialists programs which include physical education, science and Indonesian. Talk-4-Write is a whole-school evidence-based approach to transform students' reading, writing and vocabulary skills.

With the success of the established intervention programs Mini-Lit and MacqLit, our school has implemented a new 3 Year Literacy Program call InitiaLit that is targeted at the foundation years Pre-Primary to Year 2.

InitiaLit-foundation for Pre-primary students offers an explicit and effective model for teaching reading and related skills to children in their first year of schooling in a fun and engaging way. The program incorporates daily lessons in phonemic awareness, reading and spelling as well as rich language instruction using children's literature.

InitiaLit-1 for Year 1 students which is an evidence-based whole-class literacy program will provide our students with the essential core knowledge and strong foundations to become successful readers and writers.

InitiaLit-2 for Year 2 students will be released in 2019.

We work hard to integrate technology into the curriculum through the use of a well-equipped computer laboratory, school wide network, interactive smart boards in every classroom and Ipads and laptops for teachers and students.

We are aware that the global economy is changing and the need for students to develop their STEM (Science, technology, Engineering and Maths) skills for the future. With the advancement in technology, STEM at school provides the foundation for students to succeed in our ever changing world. Our school is renowned for its participation and leadership in Robotics, particularly as the first school to hold the Robocup event in the Pilbara.

Our school has continued its journey of embracing our local Indigenous cultures and during 2018 we are implementing a range of strategies including embedding Two-way Language in all classrooms, the inclusion of a student Aboriginal Torres Strait Islander leadership group and forming a parent working group to help guide the implementation of cultural learning within the school.

Working together with our wider community is at the heart of our school. Wickham Primary collaborates with school committees, the P&C and the school council to improve educational outcomes and school grounds including the recent addition of the Wickham Primary Nature Play area and the Wickham Community Orchard.

We welcome you to visit our website or contact us to discover more about our school:
T: (08) 9187 1089
W: wickhamprimaryschool.wa.edu.au