A new primary school was opened in Pearsall today to meet the needs of a growing community.

The $12.5 million Pearsall Primary School features 17 air-conditioned classrooms, a library, assembly area, music room and playing courts.

Education Minister Peter Collier said enrollments at the neighbouring Hocking Primary School had more than doubled between since its opening in 2008.

“The State Government announced in 2011 that we would build a new primary school in Pearsall in response to the area’s population growth,” he said.

“Pearsall Primary School offers the latest in contemporary learning technology that provides students with the best possible start in their education.

“Every classroom is fitted with interactive whiteboards, which have been proven to enhance student learning through a range of online activities.”

The new school’s current enrollment of 165 students was expected to pass 200 by the end of the year.

The West Australian

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