Mural marks Madeley milestone

Madeley Primary School principal Lainie Beccegato (centre) with former principal Steve Bevan and foundation principal Kim Anderson.
Madeley Primary School principal Lainie Beccegato (centre) with former principal Steve Bevan and foundation principal Kim Anderson.

MADELEY Primary School marked a milestone year with a mural that brings together art and Aboriginal elements.

Art teacher Michelle Horrocks created the mural with five Year 12 art students from Ashdale Secondary College in Darch.

Ms Horrocks said the mural reflected existing sculptures on the school grounds as well as the six Noongar seasons.

“The public art in the school spells ‘Madeley’,” she said.

“I made them spell ‘Madeley’ (on the mural) then added the big trees.

“I wanted to highlight our Noongar past (so) we painted the trees to accommodate the seasons.”

Art teacher Michelle Horrocks.

Ms Horrocks said all Year 1 to 6 students painted tiles, with each year group doing a different season, and those were added to the trees.

The P&C helped fund the commemorative project to mark the school’s 10th anniversary.

Foundation principal Kim Anderson, who led the school from 2009 to 2015, said it had an enthusiastic community.

Mr Anderson said that included parents who wanted to see the school develop and did a lot of work.

Current principal Lainie Beccegato, who has been at the school since it opened, said it had about 500 students.

Mrs Beccegato said highlights included seeing students “grow and flourish” and go on to realise their dreams, including former student Jordan Anthony who appeared in The Voice this year.