- McGowan Government opens $24.7 million Landsdale Gardens Primary School
- Facilities include five teaching blocks, early learning centre, a library resource centre, an undercover assembly area with a music room and a playground
- School to cater for families in the popular suburb
Education Minister Tony Buti today officially opened Landsdale Gardens Primary School in Perth’s northern suburbs.
The new $24.7 million primary school can accommodate 540 students from Kindergarten to Year 6, easing enrolment pressure on surrounding schools and providing for future growth in student demand.
The school has five state-of-the-art teaching blocks, featuring a dedicated Kindergarten and Pre-primary block, an education support classroom for students with special educational needs, and art and science classrooms.
Further modern facilities include an administration block, library resource centre, staff room, undercover assembly area with a music room and canteen, playground, hardcourts, and shared use oval.
The name of the school is a nod to the former market gardens in the area that were developed into residential lots in the 1990s.
Students at Landsdale Gardens Primary School will learn AUSLAN as their Languages Other Than English (LOTE) language.
Since 2017 the McGowan Government has invested more than $900 million to build and open 30 new primary schools and 9 secondary schools. Landsdale Gardens Primary School is one of five new schools to be officially opened during 2023.
As stated by Education Minister Tony Buti:
“This new state-of-the art Landsdale Gardens Primary School provides students with an innovative education environment that will inspire young minds.
“Landsdale is a popular and growing suburb for families. The opening of this new school will ease enrolment pressure on surrounding schools in the area and provide for growth.
“Schools are the hub of every community. This impressive new school will be a place where learning and friendship thrive for years to come.
“I also understand that the school’s leadership team were inundated with teacher applications with more than 160 people applying for 10 teaching positions.”
As stated by Early Childhood Education Minister Sabine Winton:
“Starting kindy is a huge milestone for children and their families, and we know how important the early years of education are to children’s development.
“It’s fantastic that these students will be able to play and learn in this brand new school.
“It’s very special to be the first kindy group at Landsdale Gardens Primary School.”
As stated by Landsdale MLA Margaret Quirk:
“I am delighted the pressing needs for additional school facilities in Landsdale are being met by the McGowan Government with the opening of this impressive new facility.
“I recognise the terrific contribution of foundation principal Natasha Doyle and community members of the steering committee who met regularly to ensure that students will have a quality experience at the new Landsdale Gardens Primary School.”