School principal sought

In late September, the commission advertised the position for St James Anglican School for a principal responsible for building a school community on a greenfields site in Alkimos.

It said the position would start in April 2014, and the school would open in 2015, with applications for the principal’s position closing on October 18.

The Times understands the school will be co-located with Anglicare and the St James Parish church, currently in Yanchep, on the corner of Graceful Boulevard and Marmion Avenue.

It would cater for students from kindergarten to Year 6 in 2015, expanding to Year 12 by 2021.

Two other private school providers have also been discussing possible locations with developers in Alkimos and Eglinton.

Alkimos Baptist College secondary principal Gary Harris said the school was still negotiating with two developers to secure land in the area.

Mr Harris said the school, which opened at a temporary Merriwa campus in 2011, was getting stretched with numbers and wanted to expand.

‘It is our intention still to be up there in 2015,’ he said.

Catholic Education Office’s research and policy officer Shaun Mayne said they were looking to establish a school for kindergarten to Year 12.

‘With that we will need a sizeable piece of land,’ he said.

‘We have been in discussion with developers in the area and there are three sites that we are looking at.’