- New school in east Banksia Grove to be named Grandis Primary School
- Artist's impression released today
- To open to kindergarten and pre-primary students in 2019, and up to Year 6 in 2020
The new primary school in east Banksia Grove has been officially named Grandis Primary School.
Named after its location on Grandis Boulevard, the local community can now get a glimpse of what the completed campus will look like with an initial artist's impression of the school released today.
Plans include five teaching blocks, an administration area and a library to be built at the school, as well as undercover areas, playgrounds, multipurpose courts and an oval.
The school will also host a dental therapy centre.
Grandis Primary School will open to kindergarten and pre-primary students next year, for which its early childhood facilities including six transportable classrooms and a play area will be completed.
The school will expand to Year 6 in 2020 and upon completion will have capacity for 540 students, easing enrolment pressure at the nearby Banksia Grove Primary School.
Forward earthworks of the site will begin in December, ahead of major construction of the main primary campus beginning in January 2019.
Comments attributed to Education and Training Minister Sue Ellery:
"Future students will enjoy outstanding purpose-built learning environments and spacious outdoor areas and sporting fields.
"Once complete, the school will have capacity for up to 540 students which will help to ease pressure on the existing Banksia Grove Primary School."
Comments attributed to West Swan MLA Rita Saffioti:
"This is an exciting time for the Banksia Grove community, who can now get a first look at their newly named Grandis Primary School.
"Options for the school name were determined in collaboration with students and the local community. Grandis Primary School is the perfect fit - as the name of the banksia flower, it links the school to its suburb, while also giving it a unique identity.
"I look forward to seeing major construction begin in the coming months."
Comments attributed to Grandis Primary School principal Stephen Bevan:
"We are now officially Grandis Primary School and I'd like to thank everyone who provided feedback through our survey to assist us with this process.
"With the name now in place, our next step is to establish our school logo and uniforms, which will be in the distinctive colours of gold and navy blue.
"It has been fantastic to have local feedback and support to date and I'm looking forward to all of us working together to build a strong school community right from our foundation year."
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