Welcome to our School
Wondai State School is a rural school from Prep to Year 9. Our community is focused on our beliefs, known widely as "YES!" That is, You can do it, Expect success and School is cool. These three beliefs drive our curriculum, our results and our positive learning culture. In this way, our vision of "every child learning every day in every way, the Wondai Way" is achievable.
Every student at Wondai State School has personalised learning goals for Reading, Writing, Spelling and Number, known as their "HOT SHOTS". These goals support the student's continuous progress throughout each year, and ongoing years. Learning milestones are celebrated, keeping learning as our number one priority for Wondai students! In 2015, every student has their own target for GOOD CHOICES (behaviour – G4G – Going for Gold) and ACE (Attendance Counts Every-day). Students with Individual Plans will have the opportunity to achieve their targets with alternative pathways.
Our BIG 4 PRIORITIES are our CORE BUSINESS. (See table below.) By staying relentlessly focused on these, our school will be a high performing school in every way! We constantly refer to the word HOT – that is, Hitting Our Targets!! This reflects our daily focus where we ensure every child is always striving to improve. Our target of 95% attendance is to support every child maximising their learning progress.
Our school enjoys positive community partnerships and has received state-wide recognition (twice) through the National Bank’s Schools' First Impact awards. In particular, our partnerships with BIEDO and our local radio station, Crow FM enabled these awards to be achieved. We value the strong support of our P&C, our volunteers, the local RSL, Police, CTC Youth Services and our South Burnett Regional Councillors.
Parents strongly support our school's bi-annual "YES Factor" where students from Prep through to Year 9 show case their creative talents. In 2014, our school proudly won the Most Inspirational Story Award in the Wakakirri story/dance competition on the Sunshine Coast. In 2010, we were justifiably proud to receive the Regional Showcase Award for Leadership.
Students enjoy learning in the comfort of air-conditioned classrooms! Primary students enjoy a minimum of six I-pads in every classroom, as well as six desktop computers. Every student in Years 7 through to 9 has their own tablet or laptop computer, which allows access to online learning, and a diverse range of digital learning practices at all times. The P & C and the school will be applying for funding to improve playground facilities.
In 2015, our school is well prepared for Flying Start, with our Year 7’s being officially in Junior Secondary. Wondai’s signature Junior Secondary program - “IGNITE”, prepares our young people for senior schooling and life beyond school.