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 primary school for southern suburbs

    30/03/2012 12:00 AM
    • Piara Waters Primary School opens in rapidly growing community
    • $11.6m provides outstanding education facilities for students
    The growing southern suburb of Piara Waters officially welcomed a new primary school today, with Education Minister Liz Constable congratulating new students and staff at a special ceremony.

    Dr Constable said the new school catered for the area’s significant population and residential growth in recent years, and the $11.6million school would provide a welcoming centre for the local community.

    The school - one of four new primary schools to be opened by the State Government in 2012 - opened its doors in February this year with 325 students from kindergarten to year 7.

    “We are just a few months into the inaugural year and the students and staff have hit the ground running,” the Minister said.

    “The community should be proud of the state-of-the-art facilities their children enjoy.

    “On top of the new facilities which include an early childhood education centre; administration block and library; dental therapy centre; teaching blocks; a new oval and hard courts; and an art and craft room, students will benefit from new technology inside the classrooms.

    “The school has invested in 40 iPads for use across all years and also has interactive whiteboards in all classrooms, the library, conference room and music room.  Teachers are using the technology to support student learning.

    “These modern learning tools are extending the skills of students and preparing them to take part in this digital age.”

          Fact File
    • Principal Cheryl Parkin intends Piara Waters PS to become an Independent Public School, so community may enjoy benefits of this important State Govt initiative

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