Parents are no longer pining for new school

Holly ThompsonSound Telegraph
Pine View Primary School principal Suzanne Heath.
Camera IconPine View Primary School principal Suzanne Heath. Credit: Holly Thompson/ Sound Telegraph/Holly Thompson

A much-anticipated $17 million new primary school has officially opened in Baldivis, with more than 100 students already settled in.

Pine View Primary School was officially opened last week and will grow to accommodate 430 students between Kindy and Year 6.

Education Minister Sue Ellery, who officially opened the school, said it would be a great addition to Baldivis.

“This wonderful new school will be a very welcome addition for local families and will allow students to thrive in the very best facilities,” Ms Ellery said.

“Pine View Primary School will ease pressure on enrolments at surrounding primary schools in Perth’s popular southern corridor.”

Baldivis MLA Reece Whitby said he was also excited for the school to be up-and-running for local families.

“Our local community now has access to some of the most modern schools in the country,” he said.

“I am really proud to be part of this Government that is prioritising public education across the State and making schools better for WA kids.”

Among Pine View Primary School’s facilities are four teaching blocks, a specialised art or science room, an inclusive education room and an early childhood education block.

A fully equipped canteen, sports store, music room, grassed play areas, an oval, playing courts and a cricket pitch complete the new facilities.

Local families played a key role in shaping the school’s vision, which has a commitment to developing and nurturing students in an inclusive environment.

Pine View Primary School will provide students the opportunity to learn the Australian sign language Auslan.

The $2.5 million Pine View Education Support Centre, designed by Oldfield Knott Architects, is under construction and is due to open next year. The additional facility at Pine View will provide specialist education for students with a disability.

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