School a hive of activity

Premier Colin Barnett tours the new facilities with principal Rhonda Sheehan.Pictures: Andrew Ritchie        www.communitypix.com.au   d442094
Premier Colin Barnett tours the new facilities with principal Rhonda Sheehan.Pictures: Andrew Ritchie        www.communitypix.com.au d442094

Cottesloe MLA Colin Barnett opened the school�s new purpose-built buildings in Mosman Park earlier this month.

Mr Barnett said he was delighted to open the new junior primary classrooms and administration buildings.

�Beehive Montessori School has started on a phase of growth and development and all the junior primary school buildings have been purposely built to support the school�s teaching principles,� he said.

�These are wonderful educational facilities which many students will enjoy and use to expand their learning and knowledge.�

He presented the school with a jarrah and karri wooden flag-stand that was handmade by the Mosman Park Community Men�s Shed, as well as a state and national flag.

�I hope the students, teachers and parents enjoy this flag stand, which is a wonderful example of the excellent craftsmanship that takes place at the Mosman Park Men�s Shed,� Mr Barnett said.

The second stage of redevelopment includes a new administration building, four junior primary classrooms, a new junior primary playground and car park.

Stage one, which included a new school hall, library and a central square, was finished in 2010.

The redevelopment was partly funded through a low-interest loan of $1.08 million from the Department of Education Services.