Rapids Landing Primary School is excited to form strong mutually beneficial community partnerships that inspire and strengthen real world learning opportunities for our students.
We are forging partnerships with, and appreciate the contributions of, Bunnings Margaret River, Lester Group and Stocker Preston, Margaret River Lions Club, Margaret River Mens Shed and Rotary Club of Margaret River.
To support the physical and mental health and wellbeing of our students, we have developed partnerships with a range of providers such as the school psychologist and school health nurse, along with other local service providers.
Margaret River Senior High School
As a destination high school for many of our students, our partnership with MRSHS supports the transition of students moving from primary school to Year 7. We also support MRSHS students who seek workplace learning in a primary school environment.
Hands Up For Kids
Hands Up For Kids is a program that invites local volunteers to visit classes each week to hear students individually read aloud. This program that complements the literacy learning programs at Rapids Landing Primary School as we support our students to become confident learners.
Nature Conservation Margaret River Region
Funded by the State NRM Program, Adopt a Spot aims to establish long term links between schools and local bushland, foreshore or coastal areas. Connected with volunteer friends groups, students care long term for their ‘adopted spot’ contributing to restoration and environmental management of these sites.
Our Years 4-6 students are eager participants in the Adopt a Spot program and are contributing to the rehabilitation of their local environment. Students undertake rehabilitation work such as planting and brushing. They assess the success of their work and undertake follow-up weeding and clean-up activities.
Thank you to Project Officer, Tracey Muir, for supporting another fantastic opportunity for our students to create excellence together.
Learn more about our involvement here.
Strengthening Cultural Awareness with Traditional Owners – the Wadandi People
The Wadandi people are the traditional owners of this part of the South West Western Australia.
In October 2017, prospective students, parents and carers engaged with local Wadandi elders to create images to use in the clay work for the school’s Percent for Art project which can be found all around our wonderful school.
To build upon this experience, we worked in partnership with the Undalup Association to design traditional Aboriginal culture elements into our Nature Play Spaces in 2018. This enables us to develop an outdoor learning environment for our students to share and gain knowledge on Aboriginal culture while providing an opportunity to interact and connect with our Aboriginal community and culture.