THE newest primary school in the Mandurah area has a new name and has developed an identity all of its own.
Oakwood Primary School opens for kindergarten and pre-primary students in February and will service Meadow Springs, Madora Bay and San Remo.
Since principal Will Davis started in his new role in July, the school has been recruiting staff and working closely with the community to gain input into the direction it will take.
The community has been involved in decisions relating to the school logo, branding and uniform as well as naming the school and the decision to apply to be an independent public school, approved by director general Sharyn O’Neill.
Mr Davis said the school’s vision was Children are the Heart of the School and captured the community’s desire for children to be at the centre of all the school did.
“This is captured by a focus on the whole child to create an environment where all children can achieve success with a belief that success does not look the same for every child,’’ he said.
“There is a strong sense of wanting the school to be a hub of its community to develop the potential of all children in its care while meeting their individual needs.”
Mr Davis is working closely with deputy principal Michelle Nash who joined the school from Golden Bay Primary School and Monique Tennyenhuis, corporate services manager and formerly a member of Meadow Springs Primary School.
Enrolments are open and can be made by contacting Mr Davis on 0418 728 280 or dropping into John Tonkin College, Tindale Campus where staff are currently based.