Welcome to Semester Two at Weetangera Primary School. This year has been a time of celebration of the Forty years since our Foundation. It is a time to reflect with gratefulness on the dedication of those who established and nurtured Weetangera Primary School and who built up its character and traditions.
Weetangera Primary School is recognised for our commitment to academic success, complemented by a comprehensive co-curricular program and a pursuit of service and compassion for the community. These programs provide students with a balanced development of the intellectual, emotional, physical, social and cultural elements of life in order to enable them to reach their potential both as a student and as a member of the community.
The Weetangera School community shares the vision that "Our students will learn and achieve to their potential. They will acquire skills that allow them to lead productive and responsible lives." Weetangera Primary School has a commitment to excellence in a caring, cooperative and inclusive environment. As a community we share the common values of respect, responsibility, resilience, honesty, inclusion and doing your best.
It is the belief of our community that we are all responsible for the academic, social, emotional and physical well-being and development of the children in our care. We believe that the partnership between home and school is crucial and we do all we can to ensure the strength of this partnership.
Building on firm foundations, the school now looks to the future in a 21st century approach to learning. Educational literature on 21st century thinkers emphasise a range of qualities that our future will need: open mindedness; the ability to work collaboratively with others; to engage in problem solving; to analyse and integrate knowledge; to think creatively and imaginatively; to apply knowledge to respond to emerging needs and trends; and to communicate accurately, clearly and effectively. Our approach needs to evolve to meet these challenges, to give our students the best opportunity to engage with their preferred future.
To mark our 40th Anniversary, the P&C have organised a commemorate for the First School Site in Weetangera at the park between Smith Street and Kinleyside Crescent, Weetangera. Minister for Environment and Sustainable Development, Simon Corbell MLA will unveil an ACT heritage sign to recognise the original school site reminding students of their obligations to care for their environment and imagine their place in forging its future.
I look forward to working with you and our students and making your association with Weetangera Primary School a fulfilling, productive and a rewarding experience.
James Barnett, Principal