New high school unveiled

New high school unveiled

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Piara Waters
Yaz Mubarakai MLA, Education Minister Sue Ellery, Principal Carol Daniels and director of With Architecture Studio, Daniel Aisenson. Photograph – Aaron Van Rongen.

Piara Waters Senior High School – that is the official name for a new school in the Armadale area, which is currently under construction and on track to welcome students at the start of the 2023 school year.

Education and Training Minister Sue Ellery announced the name on Wednesday, at an event and site tour along with Member for Jandakot Yaz Mubarakai MLA.

A multi-staged consultation process was conducted to name the school, canvassing the views of members of the three local intake primary schools (Aspiri Primary School, Piara Waters Primary School and Treeby Primary School), the Harrisdale/Piara Waters Residents’ Group and the broader community.

Local primary school students in Years 4, 5 and 6 were also consulted on the name, representing the future student voice.

Stage one of the landmark Piara Waters Senior High School will be built at a cost of $60 million and includes an education support centre for students with disability.

The first-stage build will cater for students from Years 7 to 10.

“This school is in an increasingly popular area for families, so I’m pleased to provide an update on construction of this impressive new school and announce the official name, Piara Waters Senior High School,” Minister for Education Sue Ellery said.

“It’s fantastic to see work progressing on the new high school, where local students will benefit from state-of-the-art educational facilities from next year.

“This new school will ease pressure on Harrisdale Senior High School and provide a local secondary school for the growing locality of Treeby.”

Mr Mubarakai said it was fantastic to see the school named with the help of the local community.

“I’m proud to be part of the McGowan Government that is investing heavily in state-of-the-art school infrastructure for young people to learn and thrive in – particularly in my local area.

“It’s already clear that this brand-new high school is going to provide fantastic opportunities for local secondary students in their neighbourhood.”