Hon Peter Collier BA DipEd MLC

Hon Peter Collier BA DipEd MLC

Former Minister for Education; Aboriginal Affairs; Electoral Affairs

    Students back to school in Yarloop in 2017

    11/11/2016 10:15 AM
    • Yarloop community rebuilding after devastating bushfires
    • 29 children committed to returning next year

    Education Minister Peter Collier today announced Yarloop Primary School would once again operate on its original site in Yarloop in 2017.


    "I know students and staff will be delighted to return to their much-loved school," Mr Collier said.


    "The Liberal National Government was committed to reopening the school in Yarloop once families returned to the area.


    "Those families have spoken.  There are currently 29 children enrolled for next year, with further enrolments anticipated.


    "Having the school operating in the town again will help the community rebuild as families and their children come together for school each day."


    While the site was largely unscathed by the bushfire that tore through the Yarloop townsite earlier in the year, many families were forced to leave their homes due to widespread devastation.


    "We had to relocate staff and students while safety concerns in the town were addressed," the Minister said.


    "Yarloop Primary School has operated as a separate school on the site of Harvey Primary School this year.


    "I thank the Harvey Primary School community for their support this year."


    Fact File

    • Yarloop Primary School's garden shed and playground area, which were burned during the fire, will be repaired and the school fully cleaned ready for 2017
    • 36 students are enrolled at Yarloop Primary School in 2016
    • More than $30,000 in support was provided to 103 students from in and around Yarloop to help them get back to school

    Minister's office - 6552 6300


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