Overview

Walkaway is a small rural town twenty-eight kilometres south of Geraldton. The current Walkaway Primary School has been in its present location in the town of Walkaway since 1966. 
The school caters for students from Kindergarten to year 6. There are two bus routes servicing the outlying areas. 

The school has a dedicated, stable and experienced staff who teach students in a series of multi aged classes focused on setting high expectations for each student, providing optimal learning conditions to maximise their outcomes. There is a strong focus on providing quality learning programs in all areas, with specialist arts and sports teaching. Technology is embedded in the curriculum to foster critical thinking and to prepare the students for the 21st Century.  

Walkaway Primary School has a strong ethos of being a warm and caring community with a real family atmosphere, created by the sense of community and older students working with and looking after the younger students. There are clear expectations of student behaviour that are explicitly taught with social skills and active citizenship being very highly valued by students, staff and parents alike.
 

The school is located in the township area surrounded by farming paddocks. It has shady trees and areas of well-established gardens, green grass, a large undercover area, recently resurfaced, and a large reticulated oval. Our school environment has been further enhanced with the inclusion of Nature Play areas fostering creative and imaginative play, sensory opportunities, risk taking and problem solving and physically challenging the students.


The P&C association is very strong and active in supporting many school activities and fundraising to enable the school to have facilities which include a large art and technology room, brick paved eating areas, a large resurfaced undercover area, many ipads and interactive technology in all classrooms.

School Song

Walkaway the school for you and me
Sharing and caring as we work in harmony
Walkaway to learn and work is fun
Our school is built together so keep our school as one

Teachers, kids and parents make our school the best
That is why Walkaway is better than the rest
Our logo is a wheat head, uniforms black and gold
With bush life in our history we’ll advance towards our goal

Walkaway the school for you and me
Sharing and caring as we work in harmony
Walkaway to learn and work is fun
Our school is built together so keep our school as one.

School Profile

At Walkaway Primary School, staff aim to provide a positive learning environment that includes:

  • Interactive technology in each classroom to enhance teaching and learning

  • Excursions/Incursions

  • Inter-school Sports Carnivals – Athletics, Swimming, Winter Carnival

  • Faction Carnival – Athletics

  • Coaching Clinics – Tennis, Hockey, Football

  • Whole School Singing

  • Assemblies and Presentations

  • Active Local Community Involvment

  • Musica Viva

  • Open door policy where parent concerns and input are valued

  • Dedicated staff

  • Highly skilled education assistants

  • Support services including: School Nurse, School Psychologist, Speech Therapist, Occupational Therapist and Dental services

  • Voluntary classroom helpers – families and the wider community

  • Active and committed P&C

  • School Board