Our School - School Information

 

CATCHMENT AREA AND COMMUNITY

The local intake for Marangaroo Primary School is the area bordered by the Marangaroo Golf Course, Marangaroo Drive, Wanneroo Road and Hepburn Avenue. The school population comes from a wide range of multicultural backgrounds with a concentration of Vietnamese and Macedonian families.

STAFFING PROFILE

The Principal - Nicole Hanna leads Marangaroo Primary School.  The team of school staff consists of two Deputy Principals who both have admin and teaching roles, 17 Teachers and 11 Education Assistants.  The administration team consists of the Principal, two Deputy Principals, the Learning Coordinator, the Manager Corporate Services, a team of three part time School Officers and the Library Officer.   We have a full time Gardener/Handyperson and a team of 4 Cleaners.

SPECIAL FEATURES

Completed for the commencement of the 1987 school year, the school overlooks the Marangaroo Golf Course. The buildings are organised into three clusters, plus a purpose built Kindergarten and Pre Primary block, Library, Performing Arts and Science room.  There is an undercover area and canteen.  Each cluster consists of five or six classrooms, a common area, and a mezzanine floor used by the block leaders and teachers.  The Kindergarten classes are housed in the purpose built block. There is another classroom housed in this purpose built early childhood block, where we host our "MarangaJoeys" (Play to Learn Group) on Thursday from 8.45 to 10.25am for pre Kindy aged children, accompanied by a parent/carer and preparing those who will be attending Kindy the following year.

The school has a strong pastoral care program including mentors through the School Volunteers Program, Aussie of the Month Awards, the You Can Do IT program and a whole school focus on the teaching of values.

Teachers work collaboratively with other teachers at the same year level, combining classes for part of the day and utilising the strengths and interests of different teachers.

SCHOOL DECISION MAKING AND CONSULTATION PROCESS

Marangaroo Primary School is a member of the worldwide OUR Education Network and as a result is committed to a whole school Shared Vision to which the entire staff and community have contributed. Research groups conduct investigations into worldwide education trends before decisions are made for the implementation of programs within the school. This ensures highly appropriate educational strategies are used throughout the school.

The P&C Association is a very active group consisting of parents and carers committed to improving the facilities and resources provided by the school.

The School Board provides an avenue for community and parent involvement in school policy and planning.

The Student Council consists of six Year 6 students, elected annually and undertaking leadership and decision-making roles across the school.

Staff consultation is facilitated through staff meetings and recommendations from Implementation Teams. Staff involvement in the teams is very strong.

MAJOR CHALLENGES

Providing an inclusive program for 250 students from a wide range of cultural backgrounds is a challenge for staff at Marangaroo.  The school's Pastoral Care Program, Values Program, Students at Educational Risk Policy and Discipline Policy provide a range of strategies to meet these challenges.