Ian Taylor

Ian Taylor

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    Official opening of Hannans primary school

    5/11/1992 12:00 AM
     
     
    Goldfields Minister Ian Taylor will officially open the Hannans Primary School tomorrow (Friday).
     
    The new primary school, built at a cost of $3 million, opened on site with an enrolment of 244 students at the commencement of term three.
     
    Mr Taylor said the decision to build a new school to cater for escalating enrolments in Kalgoorlie's northern suburbs had proved to be the right one.
     
    In 1991, North Kalgoorlie Primary School was crowded with 700 children enrolled and many accommodated in transportable buildings.
     
    "Parents and teachers were presented with the choice - either create a `super school' for up to 1,000 students on the North Kalgoorlie Primary site or build a new school on the Hannans sub-division," he said.
     
    "While the local community had excellent advice from the Ministry of Education and the Building Management Authority, the decision ultimately was theirs.
     
    "The co-operation and support of both the North Kalgoorlie and Hannans communities ensured a smooth transition for staff and students to the new school.
     
    "The sharing of resources, staff expertise and grounds in the first two terms while the new school was being built, was managed with a fair and positive attitude throughout."
     
    Mr Taylor said parent involvement had been a feature of the setting up of Hannans Primary School.
     
    "I congratulate the Hannans Primary School community for its efforts which will provide a wonderful environment for all aspects of education in the years to come," he said.
     
    Hannans Primary School consists of nine general classrooms, a pre-primary centre, an administration block, a covered assembly area, canteen, library resource centre, music room, art/craft room, oval, hard courts and other auxiliary facilities.
     
    The school has been designed around two courtyards, exploiting the site and incorporating natural vegetation wherever possible, to provide a village-type atmosphere and encourage a feeling of community.
     
    The school will be officially opened at 1.30 pm tomorrow (Friday November 6).