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The Waggy Challenge is an optional program designed to extend and challenge Year 6 students to achieve their potential. To successfully complete the challenge, students must achieve targets in academic areas, citizenship, and physical education. Some targets are compulsory while others are optional with students able to select according to their interests.
Students are provided with a ‘passport’ to plan and track their progress. Students passing the challenge are presented with a certificate at the graduation ceremony and those gaining a distinction receive a trophy as well. All students who pass are also able to participate in Waggy Challenge Reward Day of fun activities at the end of the year. To encourage and maintain efforts, students are presented with Waggy Challenge badges on reaching specific milestones throughout the year. These are presented at assemblies.
Students need to earn 60 points in the Academic Challenges – and pass 3 challenges – throughout the year in order to pass the Waggy Challenge.
This challenge requires students who wish to nominate themselves for School Representative or Faction Captain to write a speech and then present their speech at a special assembly to the Year 5 and 6 students. The audience then votes for the students they believe will represent the school effectively throughout the year.
Set by Mrs Suckling, this challenge sees the students faced with a collection of math problems. Students are required to solve as many of the problems as they can, demonstrating their thinking by showing their working out.
The Art Challenge, set by Mrs Ramsay, encourages students to create an artwork using skills and techniques learnt in art classes. Previous challenges have included students creating a self-portrait; and creating an artwork that demonstrates the student journey through school.
This is our annual Talent Show. Students enter the show independently or as a group to demonstrate their unique talents. This is usually organised by the Music teacher.
Set by Mrs Nixon, this challenge involves students writing a piece of poetry or prose, or both if they choose. These are also entered into the Randolph Stow Young Writer’s Competition and may even be entered into the Tim Winton Award for Young Writers.
Students are required to create a short movie that showcases Waggrakine Primary School through the use of iMovie.
The content of this challenge differs each year, usually based on the National Science Week theme. Students are required to show their understanding of science and the world around them.
Students are required to explore a specific historical person, place or event within either the Aboriginal or Asian culture. They must demonstrate their understanding through both a written presentation and a model.
Students need to earn 60 points in the Physical Education Challenges throughout the year in order to pass the Waggy Challenge.
Run by Mr Murdoch during a PE lesson, students are required to complete the dreaded ‘Beep test’.
This takes place at the Geraldton Camp School. Students are asked to work as a member of a team, solving real-life problems and persevering when faced with challenges.
Students receive points towards the Waggy Challenge for taking part in weekly PE lessons.
Students receive points towards the Waggy Challenge for taking part in In-Term Swimming in Term 1.
Students need to earn 70 points in the Citizenship Challenge throughout the year in order to pass the Waggy Challenge.
Students must attend school regularly or have a reasonable cause provided by parents to gain these points each term.
Students must be punctual for the commencement of school each day or have a reasonable cause provided by parents to gain these points each term.
Students must maintain positive behaviour both in the classroom and in the playground to gain these points each term.
Students must wear full school uniform every day, including their hat and leadership badge to gain these points each term.