A NEW primary school will be built in Baldivis and will open in 2020.
Visiting Baldivis today, Premier Mark McGowan and Education and Training Minister Sue Ellery announced construction of Baldivis North (South East) Primary School (planning name) will begin this year, ahead of opening for kindergarten to Year 6 students in two years.
Baldivis North (South East) Primary School will cater for 430 students and first-class art and music facilities will be incorporated into the $16 million school.
The population of Baldivis has increased rapidly over the past five years, increasing by more than 3100 people on average every year.
The State Government is investing more than $477 million to build new schools and upgrade existing facilities across WA, ensuring students have access to modern education facilities.
Mr McGowan said the Government was investing in new local schools across the State to ensure students have access to the best possible education.
“These new school projects will provide quality learning spaces for Western Australian students and create new jobs for WA workers,” he said.
Ms Ellery said new schools would ensure the education system kept up with the population in some of the fastest growing suburbs and would ease pressure on existing schools.
“New primary schools, with modern facilities, will inspire students to learn and provide staff members with the best possible teaching environments,” she said.
Baldivis MLA Reece Whitby said it was great to have construction start on another school.
“Education is booming with so many young families having kids and demand will just keep on growing,” he said.
“Our local schools are well built and well equipped with great teachers and parent communities.”