The delivery of education services in one of Perth’s booming northern suburbs has been boosted with the opening of the $6million Carramar Primary School.
Acting Education and Training Minister Norm Marlborough, who officially opened the school today, said that since Carramar Primary School commenced last year it had grown to 880 students.
“It was built to take the pressure off Wanneroo and Primary Schools which were experiencing increasing enrolments due to the rapid population growth in the northern suburbs,” Mr Marlborough said.
“Carramar Primary School is a vibrant community school staffed by enthusiastic teachers who work closely with parents and they are supported by the Principal, P&C Association and the School Council.
“The P&C has raised funds to close in the covered assembly area and organised a successful Carramar Primary School Community Fair last year which was well attended by the local community.”
The Minister said the school had 14 classrooms, three early childhood classrooms, a music room, art/craft room, library/resource centre, covered assembly area and canteen, an administration block and hard courts over-marked for tennis, netball and basketball.
“There are specialist programs in drama, music, visual arts, physical education and Languages Other Than English (LOTE),” he said.
“A fully automatic reticulated grassed oval has been provided in conjunction with the City of Wanneroo and includes sports hard courts and cricket practise nets.”
Carramar Primary School was designed by T&Z Architects and Planners and built by Universal Constructions.
Mr Marlborough said that because of the area’s rapid growth, new primary schools would be built in Tapping and Neerabup and are planned to open in 2007.
“The Labor Government promised to build 39 new schools in four years at a cost of $400million,” he said.
“We have already announced, planned or built 23 new primary schools and 12 new secondary schools, bringing the total number of new schools to 35 - very close to our target of 39.
“This massive construction program is unprecedented in more than two decades and will deliver new and better schools to improve the quality of public education facilities for students and teachers throughout Western Australia.”
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