Wagga Wagga Public School

Through Knowledge We Grow Together

Telephone02 6921 3398


Principal's Message

Message from the Principal

On behalf of the Wagga Wagga Public School community, I would like to extend a warm welcome to you and your family and thank you for taking the time to visit our school website.

A little bit about us.....

Wagga Wagga Public School is located in a large regional centre on the land of the Wiradjuri people. We have a proud history and sustained reputation of providing a quality education for students K-6, as the first primary school in Wagga Wagga. Our school embraces diversity and inclusion and we live by the mantra that ‘through knowledge we grow’ and ‘together is better’.

At Wagga Wagga Public School, we support students to be happy, safe and active participants in their educational opportunities, to develop a love for learning and to pursue their personal best. This is achieved by ensuring evidence-based best practices are implemented in the classroom, as well as in school leadership and management. Individual student development occurs in an environment that allows all students to fulfil their potential.

Our staff and community are committed to the provision of a wide range of educational and extra-curricular opportunities. An active and collaborative Parents and Citizens' Association lead the parent community in supporting the school's continual improvement and actively nurtures positive school culture. We aim to develop strong connections with our community and welcome parents and carers to be active participants in their child’s learning.

Wagga Wagga Public School prioritises student wellbeing and a strong sense of belonging, and in addition to the six mandated Key Learning Areas taught, behaviour education is treated as a subject. Through Play Is The Way, a social and emotional learning methodology, Wagga Wagga Public School's vision is to develop empathetic, independent, self-managing, and self-motivated young people, of good character.

Our students participate in physically interactive games and activities that both require and develop personal and social capabilities as they are being played. They are taught five guiding concepts that serve as a moral compass and help them to do what they believe is the right and best thing to do.

When embedded, these concepts prevent our students from drowning in life and learning – hence, they are aptly called Life Raft concepts. Staff model, and students learn to use, an empowering self-reflective language that helps them to master behaviour in preparation for a responsible, fulfilling and meaningful life.

The foundation of Play Is The Way is to guide our students to demonstrate empathy and embrace habits of action by teaching the development of six key virtues- friendliness, good manners, courage, compassion, persistence/resilience and tolerance/acceptance.

Our school emphasises the value of effort, process and perseverance, and strengthens the skills of teamwork and cooperation in the pursuit of success. This is the Wagga Wagga Public School way.

I encourage you to give us a call and/or arrange a meeting to discuss your child’s enrolment with us.

Given the opportunity, I am certain that you will love our school and community as much as we do!

Nada Pokoney

Principal-Wagga Wagga Public School