Wanguri Primary School is located within the traditional lands of the Larrakia people – the Saltwater People. We continually demonstrate our respect and regard for the Larrakia traditional owners and leaders past, present and emerging. We strengthen our ties with the Larrakia and Wanguri people by adopting the Barramundi as our school logo. It is called ‘Damabila’ in the Larrakia language and ‘Ratjuk’ in the predominant language spoken by the Wanguri people. Our school logo is also a traditional Larrakia totem.
Wanguri, a northern suburb of Darwin, is named after an Aboriginal tribe from the Elcho Island area of Arnhem Land, which is in the north east of the Northern Territory.
Wanguri School was established in 1976. The school attracts a student population of approximately 380 students year to year and is currently priority managed being at 80%+ capacity.
The Wanguri community is made up of people from a diverse range of cultural backgrounds and this is reflected in the enrolled student cohort. The schools demographic currently includes 13% Aboriginal students and throughout the school there is a representation of 21 different nationalities. We celebrate our cultural and linguistic diversity regularly throughout the year.
Wanguri Primary School provides a dynamic balanced combination of engaging educational programs and approaches that address the academic learning and well-being of every student from Preschool to year 6.
We aim to establish and maintain our positive external partnerships to enhance learning and improve access to support networks for our students and, most importantly, build quality collaborative relationships with our school’s parent group and wider community.
These values are the foundation and expectations of all interactions within the school by students, staff and with our community.
The barramundi represents the determination of our students to learn. The Wanguri School Student Learning Commission of 2020 commented: ‘sometimes you go with the tide, sometimes you have to swim against it’. The school’s four values are also incorporated into the logo.
‘Hooked on Learning’
Encompasses our belief that students will be inspired and engaged to achieve their best to grow and learn.
All Students, staff and community members of Wanguri School have the opportunity to learn and succeed in a safe, supportive and innovative educational community.