School named after trees

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Baldivis MLA Reece Whitby and school principal Craig Stanners.
Camera IconBaldivis MLA Reece Whitby and school principal Craig Stanners.

The new Baldivis North primary school officially has a new name.

Following community consultation, the school will be named Sheoak Grove Primary school.

The name was inspired by the sheoak trees, which border the school grounds and has cultural connections to the local Noongar community.

The $16.3 million primary school, on Nyilla Approach in Baldivis, is expected to open next year and will accommodate up to 430 students from kindergarten to Year 6. It will ease pressure on Baldivis Primary School.

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Baldivis MLA Reece Whitby said the school would ease enrolment pressure on the nearby Baldivis Primary School.

“Sheoak Grove Primary School continues a great local tradition of naming schools after native trees common in Baldivis,” he said.

“This will be a world-class school serving one of the fastest growing parts of Baldivis, which is full of young families with children.

“I look forward to Sheoak Grove Primary becoming a special place as it fosters valuable local community connections between families.”

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