NEXT year a new primary school opening in Aveley next year will cater just for kindergarten and pre-primary students but will be able to cater for older students the following year.
Foundation principal of the Aveley North Primary School Chris Brackenreg said stage 1 of the building program would be completed by the end of 2017 in readiness for students starting in 2018.
“Stage 1 includes an early childhood annexe with playground facilities, an administration block and a carpark,’’ he said.
“Stage 2 will establish permanent school facilities comprised of five teaching blocks, administration area, dental therapy centre, undercover area, library and extensive sporting facilities including multi-purpose courts and an oval.’’
The school to be built on a 5.5ha block on the corner of Egerton Dr and Strinesdale Blvd will accommodate students up to and including Year 6 starting in 2019.
Mr Brackenreg said through consultation and collaboration with a steering committee they were working to determine the needs and aspirations of the school community.
“They are in the process of guiding the development of the school vision and branding the unique identity of Aveley North PS.
“We are dedicated to working alongside the school community to create a clear strategic plan, with clearly articulated goals, strategies and targets to ensure Aveley North PS will offer students their best opportunities to learn and achieve their potential.’’
Mr Brackenreg said all children living within the local-intake area would be guaranteed a place at Aveley North Primary School.
At this stage Aveley North is still a planning name.
A principal for 16 years Mr Brackenreg has worked for Department of Education since 1990 in various teaching and leadership roles across Western Australia.
“I have worked in country Wheatbelt schools, in the north of the state as a principal of a remote school in the Kimberley region and for the past 13 years, as principal of two metropolitan primary schools.
“During this time, I have established a clear sense of what’s important when it comes to teaching and learning and plan to develop and deliver this at Aveley North PS.
“My vision is based on some key pillars – the most important aspect centres around having a whole school approach to developing a consistent and comprehensive curriculum focussing on the individual needs of students.
“At the same time, there is a need to build strong partnerships with our community and to engage external agencies to support student needs.”