Hon Peter Collier BA DipEd MLC

Hon Peter Collier BA DipEd MLC

Former Minister for Education; Aboriginal Affairs; Electoral Affairs

    State-of-the-art primary school open in Baldivis

    4/02/2016 10:00 AM
    • New $18.7 million Rivergums Primary School opened
    • More than 320 students from kindergarten to Year 6

    Families in booming Baldivis are benefiting from the area's newest primary school, which welcomed students for the first time this week.


    Education Minister Peter Collier today officially opened Rivergums Primary School, on Avoca Chase, Baldivis.


    Mr Collier said the school offered outstanding education opportunities for students, including specialist areas for music, health and physical education.


    "Rivergums is one of four new primary schools opening this week; it's a magnificent facility," he said.


    The school includes an administration block, library, covered assembly area, canteen, music room, 15 classrooms, an inclusive education classroom, art and craft room, staff areas, cricket nets, hard courts, an oval and landscaping.


    The Minister said a steering committee of parents had met regularly over the past six months to develop the ethos of the school, with the motto of 'Discover, Believe, Achieve…Communities' - along with a logo and uniform.


    "It is fitting that Rivergums Primary School begins as an Independent Public School, which will see parent and community involvement continue to shape the school for the benefit of students," he said.


    Fact File

    • In 2016, 445 schools are operating as Independent Public Schools
    • The State Government has invested a total of $63.8 million in four new primary schools which opened this week - Alkimos Primary School, Anne Hamersley Primary School (Ellenbrook), Rivergums Primary School (Baldivis) and Harrisdale Primary School
    • WA schools receive the highest per student funding of any State
    • Across the board, WA teachers are the highest paid of any State

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