Primary School is a small school on the Eyre Peninsula
approximately 20km inland from Pt Neill and 100km north of Pt
Lincoln. Our school is situated in a geographically isolated farming
trends indicate student numbers will remain below 20
for the foreseeable future.
individual programming for each student focussing
on numeracy and literacy.
Primary School has a ratio of one computer to
every student. We use the Internet as a regular teaching
For the past
few years all students have achieved results the Premier’s
Reading Challenge and in 2007 being placed in the top
50 schools in South Australia for the Premier’s
Be Active Challenge.
runs as two classes split into Junior Primary
and Upper Primary. For several sessions in the
afternoons the whole school works as one R-7 class.
Wharminda Primary School are encouraged to be
involved in learning about their environment.
This includes visits to local Land-care sites, propagating trees
and working in the schools gardens.
and community members are always welcome at the school.
We also offer:
- LOTE Program: Spanish Language
- Visiting sports specialists as part of the
‘Active after School’ program.
- Regular sports days with other small schools
including Karkoo, Ungarra and Port Neill schools.
- Individual student music tuition
- Leadership opportunities for our year 6 and
7 students including leadership camps
- Social and learning interactions with other
Eyre Peninsula schools
Craig Akehurst Principal - Wharminda Primary School