Bertram’s popularity is shining through, with increased growth highlighted at the suburb’s primary school.
Bertram Primary School has continued to expand, with high kindergarten enrolments boosting the school’s population and creating a need for extra classrooms.
Principal Geoff Hood said the school opened in 2007 with 250 students and now had 773.
“A large proportion of this growth is due to kindergarten enrolments which currently stand at 132,” he said.
Mr Hood attributed the school’s growth to its friendly atmosphere and quality programs.
“It is a lovely friendly environment and it is the centrepiece of the community,” he said.
Mr Hood said all accommodation within the school had now been filled and the school was awaiting two extra classrooms.
“While we are continuing to offer Indonesian, science, support and specialist classes in the existing classrooms, we are awaiting the arrival of two additional classrooms so these subjects can be offered in designated areas,” he said.
Mr Hood said the increase in numbers had benefitted students by allowing Bertram to explore additional options, including extra specialist teachers and increased support staff.
“It has also put considerable pressure on the physical space for
students and staff which would be partly alleviated by the two new classrooms,” he said.
The new classrooms are hoped to be delivered by the end of term.
Ray White Real Estate Kwinana director Stuart Jones said Bertram was popular with families.
“Buyers are realising the value Bertram has to offer for both the owner/occupier and the investor alike,” he said.“The suburb’s relatively young age, affordability and, of course, freeway access tick the boxes an astute purchaser is looking for.”
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