Local schools win bid to become more independent
Baynton West, Peg’s Creek, and North Tom Price primary schools have proved that isolation is no barrier to innovation after securing Independent Public School status.
Member for North West, Vincent Catania MLA today welcomed news from the Education Minister that from 2013 these 3 schools would be joining a total of 255 schools taking advantage of this major State Government initiative.
“It’s great to see these schools successful in their bids to become Independent Public Schools. It shows they have a keen interest in having more say about their directions and more control of staffing and budgets,” Mr Catania said.
“There is a common theme among the Pilbara schools who will look to develop stronger links with the local resources industry to maximise opportunities for the students and school community.
“It is great these schools have achieved their Independent Public School goal and it will signal to the communities that through a combined effort you can make a difference to a student learning and life opportunities.”
“The State Government has invested more than $13 million directly in these schools over the last couple of years to make sure each school is well prepared for its new status,” Mr Catania advised.
“WA has led the way nationally with this initiative which places our schools at the forefront to provide the best possible education for children.”