Bindoon Primary School will be amongst a record intake of 178 schools that will operate under the flexible Independent Public Schools model from next year.
Announcing the schools last week, Education Minister Peter Collier said the new intake would mean around 70 per cent of all WA public school students would be learning in Independent Public Schools in 2015.
“The Independent Public Schools initiative is one of the biggest education reforms in decades and has transformed public schooling in Western Australia,” Mr Collier said.
“WA is leading the way in giving local schools and communities more say and flexibility in the way they offer education to meet the needs of students.
“With the school and the community working together, the best decisions for students are made because they know what is needed and what works.”
Member for Moore Shane Love MLA agreed decisions affecting students are best made by those closest to them.
“I am very pleased there are now 13 Independent Public Schools in the electorate of Moore. This includes Bindoon Primary School and a further four schools that were successful in the recent development program and will now enjoy greater autonomy from next year,” he said.
Mr Love said other governments are following Western Australia’s lead, recognising the initiative as a strong foundation for empowering school communities.
“WA’s newest Independent Public Schools will see more innovation in our classrooms, and improvements in students’ achievements,” Mr Love said.
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