Education and Training Minister Sue Ellery has today announced Pine View Primary School as the official name for the anticipated new primary school in Baldivis.
A range of potential names were considered in collaboration with the local community as part of the consultation process.
Three possible names were voted on through an online survey, and Pine View Primary School proved the most popular choice with 79 per cent of votes.
The name is inspired by the school site which was originally a pine plantation harvested in 2010.
The new primary school will accommodate 430 students from kindergarten to Year 6 in state-of-the-art facilities that will feature 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 complete with a canteen, music room, sports store, gardener’s facilities and a uniform store.
The plans for the new school also include grassed play areas, an oval, playing courts and a cricket pitch.
The school will ease pressure on enrolments at surrounding primary schools in Perth’s growing southern corridor.
As stated by Education and Training Minister Sue Ellery:
“Pine View Primary School sounds like the perfect choice for this brand new school in Baldivis.
“It is always great when the local community gets involved in the naming of their new school, and it’s even better when a school name can maintain ties with the history of the site.”
As stated by Baldivis MLA Reece Whitby:
“It is not long now until the school opens and young families in the Baldivis area can benefit from the new state-of-the-art education facilities.
“I have worked closely with the Education and Training Minister on this school and am thrilled we can deliver this for the local community.”