Wagaman Primary School is located in the northern suburbs of Darwin. Wagaman is a culturally diverse learning community with students from a wide range of backgrounds. Approximately 58% of students come from English as a Second Language backgrounds, and approximately 25% of students are Indigenous. With such a diverse demographic comes the need to acknowledge explicit teaching and appropriate intervention programs in order to improve outcomes. Establishing the foundations for literacy and numeracy is critical and to this end the school has embarked on several early years initiatives such as Early Years Learning Framework and Universal Access (15 hrs preschool)to influence the 0-5 yrs development. Quality programs from Preschool to Year 6 is our goal. To meet the needs of the wide range of students, the school has initiated, developed or participated in a number of innovative educational programs. Programs such as the phonological based E.L.F. and P.A.L. are proving effective in literacy intervention. Likewise Quicksmart and Count Me in Too is aiding our numeracy development. First Steps and educational speech pathology aid our literacy approach. The school actively promotes a sense of community and belonging. Tribes Learning Communities is a process which underpins our positive culture. It blends the fields of co-operative learning, resiliency, learning theory and school change into a meaningful whole. Wagaman School is a nationally recognised Kidsmatter school due to our successful promotion of mental health and wellbeing. Our school involves parents and the community in decision making, workshopping and celebratory events. Our community value our arts infused programming and the level of engagement that this develops. This, and programs such as Rock and Water, Intercultural Studies (Mandarin, Indonesian,Indigenous studies) are all enhancers which build a positive sense of self and the world. We believe that in developing these foundational skills we are empowering children to be creative life long learners. At Wagaman School our motto is "Making a Difference" and we commit ourselves to making that difference with students and adults in shaping positive outcomes for their future.