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 facilities at Davallia Primary School

    26/04/2012 12:00 AM
    • Govt provides $850,000 administration building for northern suburbs Independent Public School 
    • Staff & students benefit from a new medical room, reception & foyer, communication rooms & more

    Education Minister Liz Constable today officially opened Davallia Primary School’s new administration building, giving the school an entrance the local community can be proud of. 


    More than $850,000 in State Government funding has gone to a total refurbishment of the school’s administration facilities.


    Dr Constable said the refurbishments were a welcome addition to the school.


    “They include a new foyer, reception area, staff offices, communication rooms, secure storeroom, medical room and a bathroom,” she said.


    “I am confident teachers, parents and students will be thrilled with their new facilities, which are a major upgrade for the growing school.”


    Davallia Primary School started the 2012 school year as an Independent Public School.


    “The Government’s Independent Public School initiative is the single most important education reform of the past 30 years, giving schools more authority and responsibility to tailor programs to meet the needs of their students,” the Minister said.


    Principal John O’Neill said being an Independent Public School was an opportunity for Davallia to develop as a distinctive school that reflected the values and expectations of the local community.


    “Since becoming an Independent Public School we have appointed additional teachers who complement our growing early childhood focus giving young students the best start to their education,” Mr O’Neill said.


    “Our new administration building is another feature of the school the local community can be proud of.  Teachers and staff are over the moon with the new facilities.”


    Carine MLA Tony Krsticevic said the modern administration building improved the quality of school services across the board and he was proud to be part of a Government that had made such an important investment in the Duncraig area.


    Dr Constable said the Government was committed to providing high quality school environments for Western Australia’s public school students.


          Fact File

    • 207 schools have been selected to become Independent Public Schools by 2013, with 171 in operation
    • There are 470 students enrolled at Davallia Primary School
    • Matthews Architecture designed the facilities, which were built by John Holland P/L

    Minister’s office - 6552 5700