Tuesday, 18 October 2016
Statements by Members
Tangney Electorate: Schools
As we approach the end of the school year, I wish all the Tangney high-school students heading to exams the very best of luck: study hard, apply your effort, and I know you will do well.
Tangney schools are second to none when it comes to quality education for students and to dedication by teachers and P&Cs. I recently joined the St Benedict's primary school community to celebrate the opening and blessing of new classrooms that will facilitate their move to double-stream education. The federal government contributed $250,000 in partnership with the WA state government, the Catholic Development Fund and the St Benedict's School community to complete the project. It is great that we have principal Darren McDonald and board president Anna Fitzgerald giving their students the best possible opportunities to succeed.
Over at Oberthur Primary School, we will have a new nature playground, which means that every student will love going to school. I had the students cheering as I let them know about the lunchtime adventures that they will have thanks to a Stronger Communities Program grant of $20,000 towards the construction of the playground. Bull Creek families might spend a bit more time washing uniforms, but, if it means the kids make new friends and enjoy learning and discovering on the playground, I know the parents will not mind. I congratulate P&C president Peter Kervin, principal Tim Bamber and the school community for delivering this project.