TAPPING Primary School gathered as a whole school for the first time in 11 years at the official opening its $375,000 under-cover area.
“This is the first time in 11 years we have been able to meet as a whole school,” principal Bill Boylen said.
“This wonderful extension of our covered assembly area will now enable brothers and sisters to watch each other’s assemblies.
“We can now invite parents, grandparents and community members to our performances knowing that we will be able to sit them in comfort.
“We can have the whole school attend award ceremonies and have room for families at special events such as our leaver’s ceremony and Christmas concert.”
Wanneroo MLA Sabine Winton attended the opening on July 25 to celebrate the fulfilment of her 2017 election commitment.
“As a former teacher I know too well what it is like for many primary schools in trying to find the physical space to hold whole school assemblies and events,” she said.
“Tapping Primary School can now go from strength to strength in further developing their fabulous performing arts program.
“It was wonderful to see the cast of the upcoming musical ‘Madagascar’ give us a little taster of what’s to come when they perform a musical for the first time in the new under-cover area.”
Teacher Cheryl Peak runs the school’s performing arts program and the upgrade will mean the school can include major productions and rehearsals in that program.