Dear Parents/Guardians

We welcome your involvement with Waggrakine Primary School.  At Waggrakine parents and staff work together to guide and support students through their primary years of education, aiming to make this a safe and enjoyable time for your child.

During my time at Waggrakine we have seen the school grow and evolve. With ten years of increased growth, the school has gone from 330 students to 500. At Waggrakine we are striving towards a vision of 21st century learning. We aim to create a learning environment where your child is able to learn to be collaborative, creative, a problem solver, a critical thinker, sharing, caring and respectful of themselves and others.

We invite you to be involved in the school and encourage you to maintain regular communication with your child’s classroom teacher.  Seesaw is our whole school platform for regular and effective communication. Our staff have the interest of your child at heart at all times and our decisions and actions are made with that interest uppermost in our minds. The partnership between home and school is pivotal to your child’s success at school.

We look forward to working together with the community to provide a fun, engaging, safe and challenging learning experience for your children.

Ms Lis Turner – Principal

B Arts, B Education, Grad Dip Applied Linguistics, Masters of Early Childhood

  • 2011 WA Primary Principal of the Year
  • 2012 Finalist Australian Principal of the Year
  • 2012  Australian Council of Education Leaders, Fellow
  • 2012 Churchill Fellow
  • 2017 Harvard University Fellowship

Meet our Admin Team

Lis Turner, Diane Suckling, Zoei Nixon and Mandi Ostaszewskyj in the spirit of Book Week.

The Leadership Team


Elisabeth Turner

Deputy Principals

Diane Suckling 
Mandi Ostaszewskyj
Brad Reynolds 
Brenda Wann
Sue Carr

Manager Corporate Services

Carol-Anne White

Support Staff

School Officers

Marina Fowler
Michelle Tazewell


Kylie Pears

School Technical Officer

Jen Ford

Aboriginal and Islander Education Officers

Janita Bellotti
Gloria McCallum


Lauren Read – Autism Specialist Teacher
Kym Coulthard – Lead EA
Theresa Voigt – Speech