- $1 million relocation of kindergarten students to school site
- New $1.2 million administration building opened
The Hillcrest Primary School community welcomed fresh additions today with the opening of refurbished kindergarten classrooms and a new administration building.
Education Minister Peter Collier said the upgrades meant all year groups were now together on one school site.
"The newly refurbished early childhood building is amazing and makes life a lot easier for the school community," Mr Collier said.
It includes three kindergarten classrooms, refurbished toilets, kitchens, storage areas and a grassed play area with shading.
"The school also had six classrooms recarpeted and painted, an old toilet block demolished and storerooms converted into a gardener's workshop and machinery room," Mr Collier said.
Hillcrest Primary School has a proud connection with local Aboriginal history and named their new administration block after the Whadjuk-Noongar term for 'Our Place of Learning'.
"The words Malya-Ba Mia are proudly displayed on the building, which is prominently located at the front of the school," the Minister said.
The new administration building includes a reception area, principal's office, manager corporate services' office, medical room, interview room, reprographics and secure storeroom, and universal toilet.
- Hillcrest Primary School opened in 1950
- 'Malya-Ba Mia' translates to 'Our Place of Learning'
- The school has 370 students from kindergarten to Year 6
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