State Government announces five new schools for Perth

Premier Mark McGowan with Aspiri Primary School's Temara De Silva, Ella Papalia and Jashan Chandra. Photo: Jon Hewson. d489296 communitypix.com.au.
Premier Mark McGowan with Aspiri Primary School's Temara De Silva, Ella Papalia and Jashan Chandra. Photo: Jon Hewson. d489296 communitypix.com.au.

FIVE new schools will open in Perth’s growing corridors in 2021.

Premier Mark McGowan visited the new Aspiri Primary School in Piara Waters on Wednesday to announce State Government plans to open new schools in Baldivis, Brabham, Harrisdale, Southern River and Yanchep.

All catering for kindergarten to Year 6, the new $17 million school in Baldivis and $17.3 million Yanchep school will cater to 430 students, while the $18.5 million Brabham Primary School and $20.5 million Harrisdale North Primary School (planning name) will take 540 students.

They are expected to be fully operational in 2021.

The first stage of the new Southern River Primary School (planning name) will begin construction in early 2020 and open in 2021 for up to 160 kindergarten and pre-primary students.

Stage two will be completed for the start of the 2023 school year, with the school to cater for up to 540 students.

The five new schools will join Aspiri Primary School, Aveley North Primary School, Oakwood Primary School in Meadow Springs and Southern Grove Primary School in Southern River, which will open their doors to students up to Year 6 in 2019.

Four more schools in Banksia Grove, Baldivis, Byford and Caversham will open in 2020.

Mr McGowan said the new schools would provide more options for parents in Perth’s growing corridors.

“The benefits of having quality local schools across our communities are essential for families and I’m pleased we are able to provide much-needed new schools to some of our fastest-growing suburbs,” he said.

“These new schools that are coming online will also help create new WA jobs through infrastructure, upgrades and maintenance and will provide a boost to the local economy.”

Education minister Sue Ellery said quality local schools were needed to give children the best start to life.

“Our rapidly growing northern, eastern and southern suburbs need new schools and we are proud to deliver these vitally important facilities for WA families,” she said.

“We are committed to providing children with a high-quality education by providing the latest technology and modern facilities to support their learning.”

 

New Schools Fact Box

Baldivis South Primary School (planning name):

Located on Nairn Drive, Baldivis

Construction begins late 2019

Opening in 2021

Accommodating up to 430 students from kindergarten to Year 6

Includes an administration block, library resource centre, staff room with a conference room, teaching area for kindergarten and pre-primary classes, two general teaching areas, a general teaching area with an art and craft room, covered assembly area with canteen and a music room, hard courts and an oval for sporting and outdoor activities

The new school will relieve enrolment pressure on nearby Tuart Rise Primary School

Brabham Primary School:

Located on Lakefield Drive, Brabham

Construction begins 2019

Opening in 2021

Accommodating 540 students from kindergarten to Year 6

Includes first-class facilities, with a library resource centre, art room, covered assembly area, music room, hard courts, and a grassed oval for physical education and outdoor activities

The new school will relieve enrolment pressure on nearby schools, with the City of Swan being one of the fastest-growing areas in the State

Sunningdale Primary School (planning name), Yanchep:

Located at 35 Sunningdale Road, Yanchep

Construction begins 2019

Opening in 2021

Accommodating up to 430 students from kindergarten to Year 6

The brand new facilities will feature a dedicated teaching block for kindergarten and pre-primary classes as well as three classroom buildings, which will include a specialised art and craft room. A covered assembly area with a canteen and music room will be part of the development, in addition to a library resource centre, staff and conference room, and administration building. There will also be an oval and hard courts for sports, and staff and parent parking

Harrisdale North Primary School (planning name):

Located on Reilly Road, Harrisdale

Construction begins 2019

First stage opens 2020; second stage 2021

Accommodating up to 540 students from kindergarten to Year 6

New school will feature kindergarten and pre-primary classrooms, three general teaching blocks, a library resource centre, administration block and staff and parent parking. Students will be able to enjoy a covered assembly area with a canteen along with a music room, hard courts and an oval for their sporting and outdoor activities

The new school will ease enrolment pressures on nearby Harrisdale Primary School

Southern River Primary School (planning name):

Located on 134 Matison Street, Southern River

Construction of first stage begins in 2020; opening in 2021

Construction of second stage to be completed by 2023

Accommodating up to 540 students from kindergarten to Year 6 when second stage is complete

Stage one will include five classrooms, administration and reception areas, offices, an interview room and parking

Upon completion, the new school will provide for the rapidly developing area of Southern River