Official name announced for Harrisdale’s newest school

  • New primary school for Perth’s south-eastern suburbs officially named North Harrisdale Primary School
  • Community consulted on three options, with the most popular name officially announced today
  • North Harrisdale PS to open in 2021 for students from kindergarten to Year 6 
  • Education and Training Minister Sue Ellery has today revealed the official name for Harrisdale’s newest primary school as North Harrisdale Primary School.

    North Harrisdale Primary School was the popular choice among the local community who participated in a survey during the consultation process.

    When complete, the school – built at a cost of $18.3 million – will accommodate 540 students from kindergarten to Year 6.

    The new school will feature early childhood classrooms, three general teaching blocks, a library resource centre, administration block, and staff and student parking.

    Students will enjoy a covered assembly area with a canteen along with a music room, hard courts and an oval for their sporting and outdoor activities.

    North Harrisdale Primary School will ease enrolment pressures on nearby Harrisdale Primary School.

    This is part of the McGowan Government’s $513.6 million investment in 2018-19 to build new WA public schools and upgrade existing facilities across the State, creating jobs for Western Australians and ensuring students have access to modern education facilities.

    As stated by Education and Training Minister Sue Ellery:

    “I am pleased to announce North Harrisdale Primary School as the official name for our newest school in Perth’s south-eastern suburbs.

    “The school has drawn on the word ‘north’ in the new name, with their vision for the school being the ‘true north’ for students’ learning – providing purpose, direction and guidance as they navigate their way through their schooling.”

    As stated by Jandakot MLA Yaz Mubarakai:

    “I would like to thank Minister Ellery and welcome Principal Jacqui O’Donnell in shaping the identity of our new school and having an official name supported by local families.

    “It’s an important step, as local schools are hubs of communities, and I am thrilled to be delivering a new primary school which will give our local kids access to amazing state-of-the-art learning facilities in shaping their future.”

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