Primary School’s big day approaches
the Canning Times - January 22nd, 2002
Campbell Primary School will reverberate to the sound of more
than 300 excited young children in just over a week.
The $5.5 million school will accept its first students when
it opens on Monday, February 4th, with at last count, 320
students drawn from the Canning Vale area.
Inaugural principal Peter Glendenning, formerly principal at Beeliar
Primary, said the new school represented a significant departure
from normal Department of Education practice, in that the main
teaching block was double-storey to make best use of available
”One of the main advantages of this is that the 17 classrooms are
close to all facilities,” said Mr Glendenning.
The facilities are the administration area, information centre
(library), music room, under-cover area, canteen, dental unit and
the hardcourt area.
The 16 teaching staff were appointed last month.
The school - in
Campbell Road – was built to cater for the expanding Canning Vale
area, with capacity for more then 500 students.
It will initially feed into Thornlie High until the completion of
the new Canning Vale Senior High School in 2004.
Mr Glendenning said the school P&C, set up last June, had
been working on uniforms and various other issues.
“The P & C is made up of a fantastic bunch of people
and I look forward to working with parents in the future development
of the school.”