Hon Sue Ellery BA MLC

Hon Sue Ellery BA MLC

Minister for Education and Training

    Official name announced for new primary school in Byford

    1/11/2019 9:15 AM
    • Beenyup Primary School announced as the official name for new primary school in Byford
    • $18.9 million new primary school set to open doors in 2020

    Education and Training Minister Sue Ellery has today announced Beenyup Primary School as the official name for the new primary school in Byford.


    Named after Beenyup Brook in Byford, it was a clear preference of the local school community.


    The Aboriginal meaning of the word Beenyup is 'place of water' which also reflects the school's close proximity to the brook.


    More than 500 students will learn in the brand new school which will open for the start of the 2020 school year.


    The McGowan Government has invested more than $465 million to build new schools and upgrade existing facilities across the State, creating jobs for Western Australians and ensuring students have access to modern education facilities.


    Comments attributed to Education and Training Minister Sue Ellery:


    "I am delighted to announce the official name of Beenyup Primary School which was a popular choice in the community.


    "Beenyup Primary School will be a high-quality local school for families living in the booming Byford area for next year.


    "Our Government is committed to ensuring that every student has access to the best possible learning environment and I look forward to following the progress of Beenyup Primary School as the construction nears completion."


    Comments attributed to East Metropolitan Region MLC Matthew Swinbourn:


    "It is wonderful that the name of the new primary school will be so closely connected to both the local Noongar and early European history of the area. The original name of Byford was Beenup, a variation on the Noongar word for the area, Beenyup.


    "The opening of the new Beenyup Primary School next year will help to significantly reduce the enrolment pressures at Woodland Grove Primary School.


    "It will also be the delivery of another election commitment for the Byford area and, on top of our recent announcements regarding school maintenance and upgrade funding, further demonstrates the McGowan Government's commitment to education in the Serpentine Jarrahdale community."


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