Hon Sue Ellery BA MLC

Hon Sue Ellery BA MLC

Minister for Finance; Commerce; Women's Interests

    New primary school in Wellard officially named

    26/08/2022 11:00 AM
    • New southern suburbs school officially named Wellard Village Primary School
    • Community consulted on three options, with the most popular name officially announced today
    • School to open in 2023 for students from Kindergarten to Year 6

    Education and Training Minister Sue Ellery today announced Wellard Village Primary School as the official name of the newest primary school in the suburb of Wellard.


    Three potential names for the school were considered by the local community, and Wellard Village Primary School was overwhelmingly the most popular choice.


    The name reflects the connected hub of people who live in the united and diverse local community.


    The community has a strong village lifestyle that promotes togetherness, belonging and community spirit, which are all values that will be a key focus at the school.


    Wellard Village Primary School will accommodate 650 students from Kindergarten to Year 6 in state-of-the-art facilities.


    It will feature an administration block, library, staff room, early learning block, general learning classroom blocks with art, science and inclusive education rooms, a covered assembly area, hard courts, an oval with tiered seating, and landscaped surrounds.


    The school is due to open its doors to students in 2023.


    Comments attributed to Education and Training Minister Sue Ellery:


    "I am pleased to announce Wellard Village Primary School as the official name of this fantastic new school.


    "The name is a nod to the surrounding village-style community that has a focus on togetherness, belonging and community spirit.


    "This milestone means the school is a step closer to welcoming students into the classroom."


    Comments attributed to Baldivis MLA Reece Whitby:


    "The delivery of this brand new school is incredibly important to the Wellard community, and it's exciting to see progress on what is another important McGowan Government project for this area.


    "I am thrilled to see the new school being named after Wellard Village which is a vibrant community hub and the new school will play a central role in further building community in the heart of the village.


    "I know local families are very much looking forward to the school opening next year."


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