Hon Colin Barnett MEc MLA

Hon Colin Barnett MEc MLA

Former Premier; Minister for Tourism; Science

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

    Aveley Primary School savours the old and new

    27/04/2012 12:00 AM
    • New school officially opened in Perth’s eastern suburbs
    • $14million for new state-of-the-art facilities

    Premier Colin Barnett and Education Minister Liz Constable today officially opened Aveley Primary School, highlighting the new-age facilities for students.


    More than 200 children are enrolled at the new school which opened its doors at the beginning of the school year for children from kindergarten to year 7.


    “Aveley Primary School is another example of the State Government’s commitment to provide the latest facilities and technology to Western Australian students to give them the best possible education,” Mr Barnett said. 


    “The school has the latest ‘e-library’ facilities providing teachers with the ability to stream educational programs on to electronic whiteboards in all classrooms.”


    Students at the new school are also learning about the school’s historical connections, using technology to link up with their namesake school in England which is celebrating a special milestone this year.


    “Aveley Primary School in Thurrock, Essex, is celebrating its diamond jubilee this year and students in both schools will have the opportunity to communicate directly with each other,” Dr Constable said.


    “Live link-up learning opportunities like this characterise the innovation going on in WA’s public schools.”


    Dr Constable said the new school also encouraged a sustainable environment for students.


    “The school has a curriculum focus on sustainability and environmental awareness, and was built to blend into existing bushland,” she said.


    “On top of this, students will benefit from a well-equipped music room and an art centre that has the capacity to be used as a science centre, a covered assembly area and dental clinic for children in the area.


    Aveley Primary School is poised to be a technologically savvy school, with strong ties to history and a focus on the environment.  It provides a platform for happy, healthy and tech-savvy students - perfectly reflecting the school’s qualities.”


          Fact File

    • The school’s historical connection to Aveley Primary School in Essex is through the Barrett-Lennard family, whose ancestors came from Essex. This family was among the first settlers in the area

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