Rockingham: Hillman Primary School upgrades officially opened


Hillman Primary School principal Aaron Young, year six students Abigail Ekins and Daniel Richardson, who are on the Rockingham Junior Council, and Premier Mark McGowan out the front of the new administration building this morning.

The new car park at the Hillman Primary School will ease parking congestion.
Hillman Primary School principal Aaron Young, year six students Abigail Ekins and Daniel Richardson, who are on the Rockingham Junior Council, and Premier Mark McGowan out the front of the new administration building this morning. The new car park at the Hillman Primary School will ease parking congestion.

HILLMAN Primary School students welcomed Premier Mark McGowan this morning, where he helped celebrate the school’s $1.5 million upgrade.

Mr McGowan officially opened a new administration building, an edible native garden and a car park.

The upgrades also include a medical room, new staff offices and an interview room, providing staff with spaces to meet with parents and students.

The Premier said the school was 41 years old and was in need of some improvements.

“The administration block in particular was looking pretty tired,” he said.

“The attractive new building has updated the whole look of the school.

“Staff can continue successful initiatives such as school-based therapy services, a student-mentor program and chaplaincy program in the new interview room and staff offices.”

Inspired by the six Noongar seasons, an edible native garden has been planted in front of the new buildings.

“The garden supports the school’s aim to provide creative and interesting learning opportunities for all students,” Mr McGowan said.

He said the car park was also a welcome addition.

“It was always so busy but now there is a brand new area for mums and dads to drop their kids off,” he said.

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