School welcomes foundation students

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Year 7 students Jordyn Ashby and Flynn Baldocchi are among the first cohort of students at Baldivis' new Ridge View Secondary College.
Camera IconYear 7 students Jordyn Ashby and Flynn Baldocchi are among the first cohort of students at Baldivis' new Ridge View Secondary College. Credit: Chloe Fraser

Baldivis’s new multimillion- dollar secondary college officially opened last week with about 170 Year 7 students walking through the gates.

The foundation group of students will be the first to use the new facilities at Ridge View Secondary College.

The $40.6 million school includes a dedicated science block with 10 laboratories, woodwork, metalwork, and engineering workshops, a mechatronics laboratory, food and textiles technology rooms, digital design laboratories, and eight general classrooms.

Students will also have access to a sports hall, fitness centre and multi-purpose playing courts.

Education and Training Minister Sue Ellery officially opened the school last Friday and said the college was working closely with its partner primary schools, Tuart Rise, Settlers and Makybe Rise, to create a seamless kindergarten to Year 12 pathway for students in the future.

Baldivis MLA Reece Whitby said the school would take growth pressure off Baldivis Secondary College.

“Ridge View Secondary College will provide students with first-class, high-tech facilities in a modern learning environment,” he said.

“Having toured the school with new parents recently, I can tell you Baldivis is getting a school that is world-class and will serve our community for decades to come.”

Enrolments are expected to reach about 1600 when the current Year 7 cohort reaches Year 12 in 2024.

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