Rangeway Primary School
Phone: 08 9921 1600
Location: 4 Cassia Street, Rangeway, Geraldton , WA 6530
Monday to Friday 8:30am - 3:00pm
Saturday - Sunday: Closed
Rangeway Primary School is situated in the suburb of Rangeway on the eastern side of the city of Geraldton. It is a very multicultural community with significant populations of Aboriginal students (65%), Muslim students (6%) and a mix of other nationalities. In 2011 there were 506 students enrolled at the beginning of the year.
Recently, Geraldton MLA Ian Blayney congratulated Rangeway Primary School principal Jacqui Quartermaine who was named WA’s Outstanding Leader in Aboriginal Education.
Mrs Quartermaine was one of four Aboriginal educators, among the State’s best public school teachers and principals, whose contribution and commitment to creating positive futures for young Aboriginal people were recognised at the 2013 WA Aboriginal Education Awards.
The ancillary staff at Rangeway Primary School play a significant role in the implementation of a great many initiatives that are part of the school operations. The school places significant emphasis on pastoral care, early intervention, attendance and literacy and numeracy and it is in this area that many of our non-teaching staff have an important role.
Funding is utilised for Speech and Occupational Therapy programs, Resiliency and Social Skills Development coordinator, School Based Attendance Officers, SBCLO for Malay students and time for both the SBCLO and AIEO to work in the front office as a means of encouraging parent involvement and engagement with the school.
Rangeway Primary School is a well-resourced school and benefits from a number of programs and trial projects, with particular reference to Aboriginal Education. The school is looking forward to implementing the following programs:
- Year 1 and 2 Aboriginal Language Speaking Students
- Indigenous Leadership Trial
- Synthetic Phonics - Year 1 and 2
- Screening of Communication Skills for K and P
- On-Entry Assessment Trial for P students.
- Attendance Improvement Measures
- HIPPY (Home Interaction Program for Parents and Youngsters) with Child Australia
- Attendance Transition Project with JWC
Rangeway PS has been a National Partnerships - Low SES school since Semester 2, 2011 and will be commencing as an Independent Public School in 2013.
The school places particular emphasis on developing quality teaching, early childhood education, attendance, home, school and community relationships and literacy and numeracy.