A record number of students across Western Australia have packed their schoolbags and headed to classrooms for the start of the 2019 school year.
More than 460,000 students from kindergarten to Year 12 are expected back at public, Catholic and independent schools across the State.
WA Education and Training Minister Sue Ellery visited Mount Hawthorn Primary School, whose students are among the 310,000 students who will start the school year at 812 public schools.
Students and families at Mount Hawthorn Primary School will enjoy a new $3.5 million two-storey early childhood and classroom block, where classes will take place for the first time.
Two new public secondary schools have opened, south of Perth. Stage one of Coastal Lakes College in Baldivis and Ridge View Secondary College have been completed, and will provide the students with state-of-the-art facilities.
Four primary schools – Oakwood Primary School, Southern Grove Primary School, Aspiri Primary School and Aveley North Primary School – will open from kindergarten to Year 6 after opening in 2018 for kindergarten and pre-primary students.
Grandis Primary School in Banksia Grove will open with early childhood facilities and welcome students in kindergarten and pre-primary.
Water at all new schools has been tested and cleared for use.
Source: WA Government