MANDURAH’S newest school has opened for the year with four classes of kindergarten to pre-primary students.
Oakwood Primary School at Meadow Springs will cater for the growing suburb of Meadow Springs as well as San Remo and Madora Bay.
Mandurah MLA David Templeman met with principal Will Davis and staff as well as parents and students as they started their day.
Construction of the rest of the school, which will cater for kindergarten to Year 6 students, is expected to be completed before the end of the year.
Parents have been heavily involved in the early development of the school with the steering committee playing a huge role in shaping a vision for the future of the school.
The local community will continue to play a strong role in the development of Oakwood’s identity.
Principal Will Davis brings a wealth of experience to the role, having taught at schools as far away as the Pilbara.
Education and Training Minister Sue Ellery said when the school was completed it would include modern classrooms and facilities as well as hard courts and play areas.