East Hamilton Hill Primary School in line for top spot

Five-year-olds Caitlin Smith, Macey Buckle, Iqra and Nasra Jerome, Fionn Mullins, Brodie Garcia and Oisin Mullins with principal Geoff Miller. Picture: Will Russell        www.communitypix.com.au   d444061
Five-year-olds Caitlin Smith, Macey Buckle, Iqra and Nasra Jerome, Fionn Mullins, Brodie Garcia and Oisin Mullins with principal Geoff Miller. Picture: Will Russell        www.communitypix.com.au d444061

A LOCAL primary school is in the running to be named the State’s best public education provider.

Last week Education Minister Peter Collier announced East Hamilton Hill was among four schools vying for the WA Primary School of the Year award.

It is the first time the growing school has been nominated for a WA Education Award. Principal Geoff Miller said the nomination, to go with previous State and national acknowledgements, built momentum in everything the school was doing.

“We don’t see ourselves as a small school, but instead a dynamic school,” he said.

“Building the capacity of our school and adding significant value to the education of every child can only occur when everyone is united and believe that together we can make a real difference.

“Being a finalist acknowledges this and highlights the commitment, hard work, collaboration and passion from the whole school community in ensuring all students have access to a quality education.”

The WA Education Awards will be announced on November 30.

Individual winners will receive $25,000 to be spent on professional learning.

Winning schools will receive $15,000.