Nearly 500 Mount Lawley Primary School students started term 3 this morning in temporary buildings.
Just a fortnight after fire destroyed the historic Second Avenue campus, staff and students gathered at the interim site on the lower oval of Mount Lawley Senior High School in Woodsome Street.
Education Minister Peter Collier said the temporary school had been an outstanding effort by staff at the Department of Education, Department of Finance's Building Management and Works, contractors and other agencies.
Mr Collier said there had been overwhelming show of support from the community for the school in the aftermath of the fire.
"It is clear that many people feel a deep connection to Mount Lawley Primary School," he said.
A new school will be built at the Second Avenue site in time for the 2014 school year.
The temporary school comprises 15 transportable classrooms; four toilet blocks, including a disabled toilet; an administration area; offices; and storage. Facilities for music and a library will be established during the term. Through RiskCover the school has $400,000 to buy resources for each classroom and help replace personal and school equipment which teachers and students lost in the fire.Students will be able to participate in sport and play at nearby Hamer Park and parking is available behind Hamer Park, with a crossing guard working at school drop-off and pick-times to ensure children's safety.
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