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New $15.3 million school ushers in exciting new era

David SalvaireSound Telegraph
Wellard Primary School principal Geoff Miller with students Ben Dodd, 6, Rachael Sewell, 5, teacher Pradeepta Awasthi and student Lesley Sesay, 10.
Camera IconWellard Primary School principal Geoff Miller with students Ben Dodd, 6, Rachael Sewell, 5, teacher Pradeepta Awasthi and student Lesley Sesay, 10. Credit: David Salvaire

As children across WA head back to school for another year, a new era of education is starting for students, parents and teachers in Wellard and Wandi.

More than 320 students from kindergarten to Year 6 flooded into the new $15.3 million Wellard Primary School last week.

The opening of these schools is great news for local families and will ensure local kids are given the best chance at a quality education,

Kwinana MLA Roger Cook.

Nestled in the heart of Wellard on Johnson Road, the new school boasts an administration block, with a dental therapy centre, early childhood building, three general classroom buildings, each with outdoor learning areas, a library and a covered assembly area.

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Principal Geoff Miller said the opening was an exciting time.

“There is an overwhelming positive feeling amongst the school community and a high level of excitement in being part of a new school,” he said.

“In partnership with the school community, we aim to deliver a high-quality, diverse learning program in a caring, nurturing and technology-rich learning environment that ensures all students have the opportunity to become successful learners.”

Wellard Primary School students Ben Dodd, 6, Rachael Sewell, 5, Lesley Sesay, 10, with principal Geoff Miller and teacher Pradeepta Awasthi.
Camera IconWellard Primary School students Ben Dodd, 6, Rachael Sewell, 5, Lesley Sesay, 10, with principal Geoff Miller and teacher Pradeepta Awasthi. Credit: David Salvaire

In 2017, Honeywood Primary School opened its doors to students a year ahead of schedule to cope with high demand in the area.

With new classrooms now complete, kindergarten and pre-primary students have moved out of their temporary lodgings.

The Wandi school is home to more than 300 students, with facilities including five early childhood classrooms, 10 general classrooms, art and craft room, canteen, music room and sports facilities.

Kwinana MLA Roger Cook said he had seen first-hand how quickly the local area had grown.

“The opening of these schools is great news for local families and will ensure local kids are given the best chance at a quality education,” he said.

“Honeywood Primary School offers high-quality education for local students, including science, music and physical education.”

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