Our School

Thank you for taking the time to learn about the Preschool, Junior and Senior campuses at Wanniassa School.  Our school is committed to giving all students the chance to be successful learners and citizens of the future.  The individual pastoral care and support that we give all of our students from Preschool to Year 10 are key elements of our school. All students are encouraged and expected to achieve their personal best.

What makes us Wanniassa School?

Our school has developed a strong reputation in the Tuggeranong Valley for encouraging families as partners in learning where students are able to learn and play within safe, caring and stable pastoral care structures.  Every teacher at Wanniassa School shares responsibility for the pastoral care of students. Quality personalised learning programs and a wide range of educational, vocational, sporting and cultural opportunities are distinct hallmarks of Wanniassa School.

Curriculum Areas

The school focuses on Literacy & Numeracy for all students while ensuring seamless Australian Curriculum and Assessment from Preschool - Year 10 (P-10). We offer academic and elective programs in English, Mathematics, Science, History, Geography, Japanese, Health & PE, IT, Textiles, Food, Wood and Metal technologies, and the Visual and Performing Arts - Drama, Media, Band, Music and Dance. Year 9 and 10 students are offered a Big Picture program.

Photograph: Students using computersLogo: Big Picture ProgramPhotograph: Senior Campus cafe tables

Gifted and Talented Programs

We support Gifted & Talented students to participate in academic competitions, compete in sport and excel creatively. Opportunities include Robogals, Tournament of the Minds and Get Smart (supported by ANU students), Music, Dance and Drama festivals and school, zone and ACT sports representation. We offer popular extracurricular programs like Wakakirri and mountain-biking to all students.

Life-long learning

There is a strong focus on developing life-long learners with leadership and citizenship 
skills. We assist students to develop future pathways, offer trades training opportunities in hospitality and wood construction/furniture-making, and encourage Year 10 students to participate in work experience options.

Two campuses

Having two campuses -Preschool to Year 6 and Year 7 to year 10 - enables us to support

  • a strong values program
  • personalised learning programs
  • a Learning Support Unit
  • a Learning Support Centre
  • an Achievement Centre
  • a Koori preschool and a mainstream preschool
  • a Students Link (Junior Campus) and a Drop-In Centre (Senior Campus)
  • a Get Smart homework centre

We are proudly a Dare to Lead school with a Reconciliation Action Plan (RAP) and a school with P-10 KidsMatter Early Childhood / KidsMatter Primary / MindMatters programs.

Our Learning Environments

Our students' learning environment encompasses two Libraries (one per campus) and up-to-date, well-maintained specialist areas including new science laboratories and kitchen, IT laboratories, spacious technology areas, a large well-equipped gymnasium and Junior Campus hall, covered learning areas, four tennis courts and a parents Link. We encourage community use of these facilities.

You will find our school a colourful, warm and friendly place that is genuinely proud of its students and their achievements.

Photograph: Red Unit wall displayPhotograph: Junior Campus PlaygroundPhotograph: Koori preschool students playing with wooden construction pieces