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

    New $11.5m school for Ellenbrook

    16/02/2012 12:00 AM
    • State Govt prepared for WA’s pace of growth
    • Malvern Springs one of four new primary schools to open in 2012
    The self-sufficient community of Ellenbrook, one of the fastest-growing areas in the State, today celebrated the opening of a new primary school.

    The State Government has kept pace with the area’s growth with the introduction of the new $11.5million Malvern Springs Primary School, which was officially opened today by Education Minister Liz Constable.

    School enrolments have grown at a faster than anticipated rate, with 279 students already enrolled.

    “Malvern Springs is one of four new public primary schools the State Government will open in 2012,” Dr Constable said.

    “Three others were opened last year and another four public primary schools will open in 2013 as this Government keeps pace with the growth of Western Australia and rapidly-growing areas such as Ellenbrook.

    “This school represents the continual expansion and diversification of its community, where children are nurtured and supported to reach their potential.”

    The Minister said the school had placed an emphasis on establishing high expectations for students to develop sound numeracy and literacy skills.

    “This school has developed a program firmly focused on recognising and encouraging the individual talents of children,” she said.

    Dr Constable said she was impressed with the school’s logo which was symbolic of growth, reaching upwards and looking towards the future.

          Fact File
    • School designed by T&Z Architects and built by Niche Constructions
    • Facilities include: purpose-built learning areas; library; covered assembly block; administration and staff block; music classroom, art and craft classroom, an oval and a hard court
    • The entire school has been equipped with air-cooling
    • Each learning space has been fitted with an electronic whiteboard
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