Warracknabeal Education Precinct (Primary School)

The Warracknabeal Education Precinct Masterplan Report was commissioned in 2016 by DE&T in conjunction with Warracknabeal Special Developmental School, Warracknabeal Secondary College and Warracknabeal Primary School. The Education Precinct will bring together these three educational groups onto a single site, currently occupied by the Primary School and adjacent to the Early Learning Centre, giving opportunities for interactive and shared learning experiences.

Warracknabeal Primary School has existed since 1874 to serve all students from Warracknabeal and surrounding areas. The existing LTC buildings, built in 1960, consist of classrooms, library, multi-media room, administration and staff rooms. The Multifunction Centre built in 2010 through the BER program has an art room, PE room and a canteen. There are also several relocatable classroom buildings on site.

Warracknabeal Primary School have adopted the Walker Learning Approach, an evidence-based pedagogy that draws from the fields of developmental psychology and neuroscience whilst acknowledging and respecting that culture, community and family have a significant impact on a child’s life and learning. The educational philosophy promotes child focussed, personalised education, incorporating purposeful play (P-2) and project (Y3-6) based learning opportunities to students.

It is envisaged that the new facilities will not only support the school in its delivery of this education but will provide new opportunities for extending student’s learning experiences. Connections with the two other schools are critical, as is a connection with the wider community. Shared facilities provide the opportunity for further community engagement, mentor programs and pooled resources.