Alkimos Beach Primary off to a flying start


Alkimos Beach Primary School principal Michelle Wellsteed with associate principal Richard Allbury and teaching staff. Picture: Bruce Hunt        www.communitypix.com.au d464607
Alkimos Beach Primary School principal Michelle Wellsteed with associate principal Richard Allbury and teaching staff. Picture: Bruce Hunt        www.communitypix.com.au d464607

MORE than 240 children are expected to start at Alkimos Beach Primary School tomorrow, with enrolments for the new school still “walking through the door” last week.

Foundation principal Michelle Wellsteed said enrolment numbers had continued to grow in the lead-up to the February 1 start.

“We’ve got enrolments coming through the door as we speak,” she told the Times last week.

Ms Wellsteed said 22 teaching and administrative staff were looking forward to welcoming the first cohort of students.

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“Everyone is really excited; the school is looking great,” she said.

“Teachers are out at the moment setting up classrooms; the classrooms are looking sensational.

“We are starting with 11 classes. We’ve got lots of things happening across Term 1, so it’s going to be super duper.”

Ms Wellsteed said the Channel Nine Today Show would be at the school tomorrow morning, and the Surf Life Saving WA helicopter would visit next month.

She said there would also be BeachSafe presentations and Year 2-6 students would participate in a beach survival program this term.

Ms Wellsteed said the school would start with about 60 children in Kindergarten.

“We’ve got a lot of young children coming into the school,” she said.