Having moved to our new site in 2021, utilising part of the existing vacated Oberon High School grounds, Wangala Primary School has all new, purpose-built buildings designed specifically for the growing needs of our school.
Our facilities feature several spacious classrooms which are fully equipped for teaching and learning programs, two library and communal spaces, an expansive art room producing the amazing artworks lining our walls, as well as a substantial classroom kitchen. With a dedicated STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art and Mathematics) room, and a full-sized gymnasium, equipped for multiple sporting uses, our facilities provide students with the space, equipment and amenities to grow and learning in.
Outside, our beautifully landscaped grounds feature two play equipment spaces, a large oval with soccer and football goals, ample court space, an outdoor amphitheatre, a gaga pit, and a shaded sandpit. To complement our classroom kitchen, we have a kitchen garden close at hand to ensure our Stephanie Alexander Kitchen Garden program always has fresh produce in stock.
Our grounds also feature our ‘Porrgil’s Patch’, our special space for our vegetable garden and orchard which also includes our ‘chook yard’ and indigenous bush tucker patch, including a greenhouse for propagation.
Our buildings have been given their own identities drawing inspiration from the local birdlife who live around our school, and utilising local Wadawurrung names for these beautiful creatures. Our administration building and classrooms at the front of our school is known as the ‘Parrwang Building’ named after the magpies who enjoy the scraps left around the grounds from students lunches. The ‘Djirnap Building’, named after the sulphur-crested cockatoos who love our gum trees, houses more of our classrooms and our Art, Music and STEAM rooms. Next door to the ‘Djirnap Building’ is our ‘Kuwarrk Buidling’, named after the kookaburra reflecting the laughter and joy coming from the space, which houses our friends from the Geelong English Language Centre. ‘Porrgil’s Patch Hut’ is our newly refurbished discovery hut in our space where students go to learn all about nature, surrounded by the fruit trees and vegetable gardens and our ‘chook yard’. ‘Porrgil’s Patch’ is named after the many parrots who love the trees and grounds around our school. Lastly, our imposing gymnasium, sitting proudly overlooking the school, is named the ‘Bundjil Centre’ reflecting the wedge-tailed eagle and its dominance in the sky.