Banksia Grove school name chosen as Grandis Primary

An artist’s impression of the school in east Banksia Grove, will be called Grandis Primary School.
An artist’s impression of the school in east Banksia Grove, will be called Grandis Primary School.

BANKSIA Grove’s next school will be called Grandis Primary School, named after its location on Grandis Boulevard.

The school is due to open to kindergarten and pre-Primary classes next year and up to year 6 in 2020.

West Swan MLA Rita Saffioti said future students and the community were involved in choosing the school name.

“Grandis Primary School is the perfect fit – as the name of the banksia flower, it links the school to its suburb, while also giving it a unique identity,” she said.

Foundation principal Stephen Bevan thanked everyone who provided feedback through the school survey to choose the name.

“With the name now in place, our next step is to establish our school logo and uniforms, which will be in the distinctive colours of gold and navy blue,” he said.

Plans include five teaching blocks, an administration area and a library, as well as undercover areas, playgrounds, multi-purpose courts and an oval.

The school will also host a dental therapy centre.

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The early childhood facilities will include six transportable classrooms and a play area when it opens in 2019.

“Future students will enjoy outstanding purpose-built learning environments and spacious outdoor areas and sporting fields,” Education and Training Minister Sue Ellery said.

“Once complete, the school will have capacity for up to 540 students, which will help to ease pressure on the existing Banksia Grove Primary School.”

Earthworks will start in December, with major construction of the main primary campus starting in January.