New name for second Baldivis High School and local intake area announced

Associate Principal Kacey Single, Reece Whitby Principal Laurie Longworth and Associate Principal Tracey Hughes.
Associate Principal Kacey Single, Reece Whitby Principal Laurie Longworth and Associate Principal Tracey Hughes.

THE second high school for Baldivis was officially christened with a name today, the same day its Local Intake Area was finally confirmed.

Named after the striking view out to the Darling Ranges the school has from its position on a ridge, Ridge View Secondary College will accept its first students for the start of 2019.

Located on Sixty-Eight Road Baldivis, the intake area is bounded from the corner of Mandurah and Safety Bay Roads in a southerly direction that weaves it way out to Serpentine Road and back to Stakehill Road including the suburb of Hopeland.

The exact boundaries are highlighted on the map below, provided by the Education Department.

School Principal Laurie Longworth said enrolment details will be posted in next few days to the school’s Facebook page.

“We are now officially Ridge View Secondary College. Thank you to everyone who provided feedback and voted through our Facebook survey to assist with this process,’ he said.

“It’s going to be a great high school with hi-tech facilities and it’s built well.

“We are well positioned to do some great things here.”

Baldivis MP Reece Whitby said the school would ease pressure off Baldivis Secondary College and the rapidly growing area.

“Ridge View will be a fantastic addition to the amazing choice of education facilities on offer in Baldivis,” he said.

“Along with Baldivis Secondary College, Ridge View will provide the very best in public education.

“I look forward to the school opening in term one next year when it will accept its foundation group of about two hundred Year 7 students.

“It’s a great name which is a nod to the fact the school is located on a high ridge with impressive views across to the Darling Range.

“It will play a key role in taking pressure off our existing government high school.

“Each additional year of students attending Ridge View from 2019, will mean student population pressure will come off Baldivis Secondary College.”