Schools across Rockingham and Kwinana broke for summer holidays yesterday with students jumping for joy at the prospect of freedom.
They now have more than six weeks to play, relax and rejuvenate in the summer sun.
Although school is out, police have asked residents to keep an eye out and report any suspicious behaviour on school grounds to help deter vandals after 100 reports of vandalism were recorded at public schools across WA during last year’s summer holidays.
Rockingham Beach Primary School principal Tim Sewell said the school was lucky to have minimal vandalism.
“It hasn’t been a huge issue for us at the school, people have respected the school, its property and resources and hopefully they continue to do that,” he said.
“There is no doubt having a fence around the school, which is relatively new, has helped in that regard.
“Our gardener is on site so we do keep tabs of what is going on and our sign at the front will have the numbers people can ring if they do see any suspicious behaviour.”
Mr Sewell said after a great year he wanted to thank students and staff for their efforts.
“Congratulations to students and teachers on a great year’s work and enjoy a well-earned break over the holidays, stay safe and enjoy the family,” he said.
Residents are urged to call Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000 if they notice any suspicious behaviour.
Students return to school on February 4.