IN another boost to education opportunities in the growing eastern suburbs Brabham Primary School’s early childhood education centre (Brabham Bidi) was officially opened last week.
The $8 million offsite early childhood education centre will accommodate an additional 160 kindergarten students providing relief on the site of the nearby growing primary school.
Up to 350 kindergarten and pre-primary students will be accommodated in 2025 and beyond.
The centre includes five pre-primary transportable buildings, administration transportable building, toilet block transportable building, car park, playgrounds, bike shelter and landscaping.
It adds to the growing number of modern education facilities servicing families in the rapidly growing area.
Brabham Primary School opened in 2021 and currently has approximately 1000 students from kindergarten to Year 6.
Works will start soon on Brabham East Primary School (planning name) to open for the start of the 2025 school year, providing enrolment relief for Brabham Primary School.
Education Minister Dr Tony Buti said the government was committed to building outstanding facilities to ensure education is being provided to all children in our fastest-growing suburbs and to ease pressure on existing schools.
“A new primary school to service Brabham families will open next year providing enrolment relief to Brabham Primary School and the offsite early childhood education centre will provide additional enrolment relief on the primary school site.”
Early Childhood Education Minister Sabine Winton said enabling children and families to access quality early childhood learning within their local communities, supports lifelong developmental gains.
“The name Brabham Bidi Kaatadjiny means Brabham Journey of Knowledge.
The significance of a child beginning their formal schooling education journey is highlighted through the name.
“The school's cultural responsive team consulted with multiple Elders, and the primary school site and the offsite kindergarten remain strongly connected.”
West Swan MLA Rita Saffioti said this was an exciting time for Brabham families with education opportunities rapidly expanding in the area.
“I’m really pleased to deliver these incredible facilities to cater for our youngest students.”