Jolimont PS named primary school of the year at WA Education Awards

Jolimont PS principal Barbara Iffla (centre) with Year 3 students. Picture: Andrew Ritchie www.communitypix.com.au d476927
Jolimont PS principal Barbara Iffla (centre) with Year 3 students. Picture: Andrew Ritchie www.communitypix.com.au d476927

JOLIMONT Primary students are jumping for joy after the school landed the primary school of the year honour at the WA Education Awards.

“This year our focus word has been joy, and it’s been a beautiful year,” principal Barbara Iffla said.

“We created that vision with parents, teachers and kids to instil a joy of learning and courage to succeed.

“It’s amazing for the staff to be recognised.”

This year has seen students bring their grandparents to school for a special morning tea and performances from Jolimont’s Got Talent, ice sculpting competitions, science challenges, and much more.

Students from Years 4 to 6 also designed and built their own playground equipment, with other children voting on the winning design to be built from P&C funding.

More than 360 teachers from around the state have flocked to Jolimont to take part in teacher development at the school.

Education and Training Minister Sue Ellery congratulated all the WA Education Awards winners and finalists.

“It’s a privilege to acknowledge outstanding teachers, leaders and school support staff who provide a high quality public education to WA students,” she said.

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