About Us

Waikerie Lutheran Primary School is a school of the International Baccalaureate offering the Primary Years Program from Foundation to Year 7. Established in 1979 by the Waikerie Lutheran Parish, Waikerie Lutheran Primary School is located less than a kilometre from the township of Waikerie. The school is surrounded by a quiet suburb and vineyards; providing an ambience that is conducive to learning. The families that attend our school come from diverse backgrounds ranging from farming to professional. 

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2016 School Performance Information Report

Please find attached the 2016 School Performance Information Report.

Facilities

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The school is set over three hectares of land between McCutcheon and McIntosh Streets, in Waikerie. These grounds include a sheltered seating area for the children, a tree lined grassed area, fitness circuit, adventure playground, hard surfaced courts and oval.

The classrooms are well appointed and are equipped with iPads and portable MacBooks for student use. We also have a dedicated Artroom, Learning Support Hub and Activity Hall.

Admission Policy

Foundation Intake

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Waikerie Lutheran Primary School encourages parents to take advantage of our two Foundation intakes annually, one at the beginning of each semester.  By taking enrolments of children twice annually, the children will have access to a play based focus of learning in a formal school setting.

Children who turn 5 before the 30th April will begin school at the start of the school year.  Children who turn 5 before the 31st October will begin at the start of Semester Two.  Discretion with these dates will rest with the principal, dependent on the maturity level of the child. 

Having two intakes a year will enable greater stability within the classroom.This process allows the class to progress with their learning without the interruption of repeating the same induction process mid-semester.  Greater progress can therefore be made by children throughout the year.

Enrolments

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Waikerie Lutheran Primary School is currently accepting enrolments for this and subsequent years.

Waikerie Lutheran Primary School is a mission school of the Lutheran Church of Australia. The school endeavours to provide an opportunity for a Christian education to those families in the Waikerie area who desire such for their children regardless of ethnic origin, gender, religion, ability or disability provided that families follow the enrolment process which includes agreeing to support the policies of the school.

We welcome new enquiries about our school whether you having young children about to commence schooling or you are looking for a position in a particular year level.

Once per semester we offer an “Open Day” timeslot, where you can visit the school and have an informal tour of the classrooms with our Principal. Open Day dates will be displayed on our website and advertised within the local community.

We also offer a Prospectus which provides further details about our school. You may request a Prospectus by contacting us (via telephone or email) and we will be happy to post it to you..

Procedure and priority when places are available
  1. Through enrolment procedures parents seeking enrolment for their child/children undertake to support willingly and freely the stated purposes of Waikerie Lutheran Primary School.
  2. Enrolments are subject to adequate space and resources being available.
  3. Before an application can be accepted it must be established that the school can meet the needs of the child.
  4. The ‘Application for Enrolment’ form must be filled in and signed by both parents or caregivers and forwarded to the school, before a child may be considered for admission to the school.
 The Enrolment Application Form can be downloaded from this website.

Premier's Be Active Challenge

Waikerie Lutheran Primary School encouarges all students to take part in the Premier's Be Active Challenge. 

The Challenge is to do at least 60 minutes of physical activity on at least 5 days of the week for at least 4 weeks. Students need to record their activity either directly on the website or on paper by downloading an activity log from the website.

A medal will be awarded to all students who complete 4 weeks of daily physical activity.

After 10 weeks of daily physical activity the school may be rewarded.

So to take the Challenge and reap the rewards get your teacher or parent to register you today!

Visit www.pbac.sa.edu.au/Home.aspx for more information.