School’s name a View to the past

Chloe FraserSound Telegraph
Paul Wallace, Andrew Baxendale, Diane Wicksteed, deputy principal Scott Sullivan, principal Suzanne Heath, Jill Walker and Baldivis MLA Reece Whitby.
Camera IconPaul Wallace, Andrew Baxendale, Diane Wicksteed, deputy principal Scott Sullivan, principal Suzanne Heath, Jill Walker and Baldivis MLA Reece Whitby.

The name of the new primary school in the southern part of Baldivis has been revealed.

The $17 million school will be Pine View Primary School. The name is inspired by the school site, which was originally a pine plantation harvested in 2010. It was one of three potential names considered following community consultation.

An online survey saw Pine View garner 79 per cent of votes.

The new primary school will accommodate 430 students from kindy to Year 6 in state-of-the-art facilities, featuring five early childhood classrooms, three learning blocks providing 10 general classrooms, an inclusive education classroom, and a specialised art and craft room.

There will also be a covered assembly area with a canteen, music room, sports store, garden facilities and a uniform store.

Education Minister Sue Ellery said it was great when the community got involved in picking the name.

Baldivis MLA Reece Whitby said he was “thrilled” the State Government could deliver the school to ease pressure on enrolments at surrounding schools.

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