Hon Elizabeth Constable MA(Syd) DipEd(UNE) MEd(Harvard) PhD(UWA) MLA

Hon Elizabeth Constable MA(Syd) DipEd(UNE) MEd(Harvard) PhD(UWA) MLA

Former Minister for Education

    Baldivis Primary grows with local population

    2/12/2011 12:00 AM
    • State Government contributed $3.3million to new facilities
    • School enrolment more than doubled since 2000

    New facilities have helped Baldivis Primary School cater to increasing enrolments following population growth in the area south of Perth.

    Education Minister Liz Constable today opened the school’s new buildings for teaching, administration, early childhood, arts, craft and music.

    The State Government provided $3.3million to the works while the Federal Government contributed $3.25million.

    “Baldivis Primary School started life as a pioneering rural school and has grown considerably in recent years as a result of development along the Kwinana Freeway,” Dr Constable said.

    “These new facilities will help the school continue to grow and develop by easing capacity constraints that have resulted from enrolments doubling since 2000.

    “The school has a thriving community and maintains respect for its surroundings through initiatives such as nature trails, a frog pond, Tuart Tree Walk and the award-winning Baldivis Children’s Forest.”

    Progress is also being made on the development of a new grassed playing field to take the place of the oval on which the new facilities were built.

    Baldivis Primary School principal John Worthy said the new teaching block allowed students and teachers to work more collaboratively.

    “The clever design encourages classes to work together and make use of an expansive central area,” Mr Worthy said.

    “The classrooms are bright and airy and provide comfortable spaces for students and teachers to work in.

    “The new administration block also directly contributes to improved teaching and learning with features such as purpose-built rooms for staff to meet with parents and students.”

          Fact File
    • Baldivis Primary School has 600 students following recent growth
    • The school will be an Independent Public School from 2012

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