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Western Australia Minister for Education and Training Sue Ellery

New Schools Open For Mandurah Students

Victor P Taffa

  • $18.3 Million primary school for Mandurah community officially opens today
  • Kindergarten and pre-primary facilities opened in 2018, extending to Year 6 in 2019
  • Coastal Lakes College officially opened in Lakelands
  • More than 200 students in Years 7 and 8

Oakwood Primary School

More than 400 excited students are settling in to their brand-new classrooms at Oakwood Primary School in Mandurah.

“We are committed to building new schools for Western Australian families to meet the needs of growing communities.” Minister for Education and Training Sue Ellery said.

“Since opening in 2018, Oakwood Primary School’s reputation for providing a balanced and high-quality early education has grown and there is a strong community focus.”

School’s kindergarten and pre-primary facilities opened in 2018, extending to Year 6 this year to ease pressure on nearby Meadow Springs Primary School and Lakelands Primary School.

“Oakwood Primary School’s motto is ‘learning with heart’, and I am sure all students will be inspired to excel in their new and modern facilities.” Mandurah MLA David Templeman said.

“This is part of a $468.7 Million investment to build and improve Western Australia public schools.”

Minister for Education and Training Sue Ellery officially opened the $18.3 Million facilities which include:

  • 10 general classrooms,
  • Activities area,
  • Art and craft room,
  • Canteen,
  • Dental therapy room,
  • Music room,
  • Sports store.

Students are also enjoying a covered assembly area and playing courts for outdoor activities.

Coastal Lakes College

Minister Ellery also visited and officially opened the area’s newest secondary school, Coastal Lakes College in Lakelands.

Coastal Lakes College, funded through the Public Private Partnership model, opened this year with more than 200 students in Years 7 and 8. Stage 1 of the build included all specialist facilities.

Students are learning in state-of-the-art classrooms including:

  • 10 science laboratories,
  • Food and textile studio,
  • Media studio,
  • Music rooms,
  • Lecture theatre,
  • Library,
  • Performing arts theatre,
  • Visual arts studio,
  • Wood and metal workshops,

Coastal Lakes College is already building a reputation as an inclusive school with a specialist education area with treatment and therapy rooms, life skills room and a hydrotherapy pool for students with disability.

Set to become a hub for the community, the college will offer a range of extracurricular activities making use of the modern physical education area including a sports hall, fitness centre, and tennis and basketball courts.

Stage 2 will expand the college with more general classrooms in 2021 to cater for 1,450 students from Years 7 to 12, with specialist facilities for up to 85 students with disability.


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