Western Australia Minister for Education Peter Collier
New Primary School Opens In Pearsall
Victor P Taffa
- State Government invests $12.5 Million in new primary school
- New Pearsall Primary School meets demand in growing north metropolitan area
Education Minister Peter Collier today opened the new $12.5 Million Pearsall Primary School, which further illustrated the Liberal National Government’s commitment to investing in education facilities in growing areas.
“Opening this wonderful new school today is exciting for the Pearsall community, particularly for parents and children who now have magnificent new education facilities for children to develop in their early years of learning.” Mr. Collier said.
“The State Government announced in 2011 that we would build a new primary school in Pearsall in response to the area’s population growth, which saw enrolments at the neighbouring Hocking Primary School more than double between its opening in 2008 and 2011.”
The new school has four teaching blocks with 17 classrooms, including an inclusive education classroom; kindergarten and pre-primary classrooms; art and craft room, as well as a library; covered assembly area; music room; canteen; assorted storage areas; and playing courts.
“Pearsall Primary School offers the latest in contemporary learning technology that provides students with the best possible start in their education.” the Minister said.
“Every classroom is fitted with interactive whiteboards, which have been proven to enhance student learning through a range of online activities.”
“Pearsall Primary School also has air-cooling units in every classroom so students and teachers have a comfortable working and learning environment.”
Mr. Collier said the State Government was committed to providing excellent education facilities for Western Australia’s future generations.
- Pearsall Primary School’s motto is ‘Excellence Every Day’
- Current enrolment 165 students, expected to pass 200 by year’s end
- Since 2008, Liberal National Government made unprecedented $1.4 Billion investment in school infrastructure with 26 new schools built