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Welcome to Wirrabirra School

Wirrabirra School comprises both a Primary School and an Education Support Centre in which the organisation and operations of the two schools are inclusive with many advantages in providing targeted learning programs and maximising resources avaliable.
 
The learning programs at Wirrabirra reflect the principles and values of the Curriculum Framework.  The design of the school, grounds and additional facilities gives the opportunity for flexible and innovative teaching methods which enhance the learning programs for our students.
 
We are proud that we have many interesting specialist programs which form a vital part in the life of our school.  Wirrabirra has a well-developed Music Specialist program that provides tuition to all Pre-Primary to Year Seven classes. This program includes an excellent junior and senior choir, two recorder groups and an instrumental group. Selected students also participate in guitar and flute tuition.  A Physical Education program operates with a specialist teacher from Pre-Primary to Year Seven, a “"Bluearth"” sports program and an After School Sports program.  In LOTE (Language Other Than English) Italian is taught from Years 3-7. A Sensory Awareness facility operates to support student learning programs.

A Library research and skills program operates for all classes integrating information communication technology (ICT). This is backed up by a fully networked campus and the use of interactive whiteboards. In addition we have a strong focus on Environmental Education and sustainable living supported by permaculture gardens, chooks and birds in keeping with the Student Manifesto.  

Wirrabirra has a School Chaplain; School Based Liason Officer and a strong P&C and School Council. Pastoral care is a major focus across the school and whole behaviour strategies enable us to provide strong learning programs.

We at Wirrabirra welcome visitors to our school. Parents and Carers are encouraged to regularly visit the school and develop a close working partnership with teachers and the school staff.  
 
As a result of this interaction, students at this school are able to enjoy many positive and worthwhile educational experiences. We believe that interaction such as this develops a challenging and appropriate education for your child.

 


Like all schools, Wirrabirra responds to individual students' medical needs.
Some of our students have severe allergies that is of a life threatening nature.


Wirrabirra School is an
ALLERGY FRIENDLY
school.

What does this mean?
It means that we will respect the individual needs of students who have identified allergies (with care plans) to such products as nuts, kiwi fruit, milk and eggs to name a few. In particular, food products that have nuts or are made from nuts should not come to school, ie peanut paste, Nutella and nut bars.

Our canteen is nut and kiwi fruit free to accommodate individual students with special needs


We seek your support to keep our school allergy friendly by not including these products in your child's lunches and snacks.


Term Dates 2014

Term 1
Monday 3 February -
Friday 11 April

Term 2
Tuesday 29 April -
Friday 4 July

Term 3
Tuesday 22 July -
Friday 26 September

Term 4
Tuesday 14 October -
Thursday 18 December

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2014

School Development Days

(Students do not attend school)

Thursday 30 January
Friday 31 January
Monday 28 April
Friday 30 May
Monday 21 July
Monday 13 October
Friday 19 December

REMINDER
SCHOOL CLOSES EARLY AT 2:30pm
EVERY WEDNESDAY


All children arriving at school before 8:25am MUST go directly to the undercover area to be supervised.