It’s only a matter of months until Meadow Springs welcomes a new kid on the block: Oakwood Primary School.
The new primary school, formerly known as North Meadow Springs Primary School, will start taking kindergarten and pre-primary students from February next year.
The school, currently under construction, will be located on Broadstone Vista and it will service Mandurah’s fast-growing northern suburbs, including Meadow Springs, Madora Bay and San Remo.
School principal Will Davis, who started in the role in July, said the team had been working very closely with the local community to decide on matters such as the school’s logo, branding, uniform, name and status as an Independent Public School (IPS).
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He said the school’s vision was to create a community hub where local students could thrive to their full potential.
“The school’s vision is ‘children are the heart of our school’ and captures the community’s desire for children to be at the centre of all the school does,” he said.
“This is captured by a focus on the whole child to create an environment where all children can achieve success with a belief that success does not look the same for every child.
“There is a strong sense of wanting the school to be a hub of its community to develop the potential of all children in its care whilst meeting their individual needs.”
The school has already welcomed former Golden Bay Primary staff member Michelle Nash as deputy principal and pevious Meadow Springs Primary staff member Monique Tennyenhuis as manager.
The opening of a new primary school in the Meadow Springs area was first announced by former education minister Peter Collier in February.
In his announcement, Mr Collier said the school would be built to cater for 430 students at a cost of $15.5 million, as part of a $83.2 million package for the construction of new schools.
Enrollments are now open for kindergarten and pre-primary students in the local intake area.
Interested families can contact Mr Davies on 0418 728 280 or by visiting his provisional office at John Tonkin College’s Tindale Campus.
Further information can also be found on the school’s Facebook group.
It is expected that the primary school will be open for the 2019 school year.