A-Z Parent Information

A-Z Information


Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Students

Wanniassa School comprises of a Preschool with three classes, one of which is a Koori Preschool, the Junior Campus (K-6) and the Senior Campus (7-10). Our students and teachers have diverse backgrounds and we maintain an inclusive environment. We have many Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students. We are a relational, vibrant school and we are developing strong links with our community through our Reconciliation Action Plan (RAP), student workshops and participation in community events, whole-school acknowledgment of significant dates in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander history and teachers’ professional development.

Programs include:
• Tutorial support scheme, for extra literacy and numeracy assistance or assistance with assignments
• Aspirations program, providing extension opportunities in students’ areas of special interest
• Aboriginal Art weekly program
• Closing the Gap literacy and numeracy support
• Individual student pathways planning

Annual events include:
• Australian National University Camp
• Indigenous careers expo
• Reconciliation Week
• Indigenous Literacy Day
• College transition days

We have an Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander cultural resource room, the Ganbra room, and an Indigenous Education Officer.
For more information, call 6205 8087 or 6205 7855.

Read our School Reconciliation Action Plan Word PDF

Absences / Late Arrival

All absences or late arrivals must be explained by a note or phone call from parents or legal guardians.  If your child is absent or late please ring the front office on 6142 1870 with an explanation. If no explanation is received by 9:30am an absence SMS and /or email will be sent home.
Absence notifications can also be made via email to wans.absences@ed.act.edu.au.

Phone Numbers: Senior Campus, 6142 1840 – Junior Campus and 6142 1855

Acceptable use of ICT

Prior to any student using the school's computers and other forms of technology, an acceptable use form must be agreed upon and completed. This is to ensure that students follow the code of conduct in using information, communication and technolgy. For more information see the Communities Online Policy.


School Assemblies are held on both the Senior and Junior Campus and will be advertised in the Newsletter and on the Facebook Page. Each assembly is hosted by a class or group and includes Awards. Students are expected to listen and be courteous to all speaker during assemblies.

Assessment Appeals

The school values a student's right to appeal against grades or assessment procedures if they can show that an error has been made or an injustice done. This means that students have the right to talk to someone when they feel that they have been unfairly treated so that action can be taken to make things right.
The student should make appeals against assessment in the first instance to the class teacher. If the student and teacher cannot work it out the appeal may be taken by the student to one of the Executive Teachers.
If this step does not work the appeal may be taken by the student to the Principal / Deputy Principal. If this step does not resolve matters then the student may lodge an appeal in writing, signed by a parent, seeking a formal review of the unit assessment.


Students are expected to attend school every day, and to attend every lesson, unless they are sick, or involved in urgent family business. This is a requirement of the Education Act 2004 for the award of the Year 10 Certificate.
All absences must be explained by a note or phone call from parents/legal guardians or the Front Office on the day they return to school after every absence.
The Absence Officer will notify parents/carers of a child’s late arrival and whole day absence daily via email and SMS. Follow-up telephone calls and required Departmental letters will follow any unexplained absences