Year to bring exciting additions to school
Harvey Primary School principal Jason Romeo and new students Liam, pre-primary, and Eli Derums, Year 3, are all set for the school year. The school will offer a number of fresh programs in 2018, including Indonesian classes and later in the year it will get a new science lab.
STUDENTS across the State returned to school last week after six weeks holiday, with a number of new initiatives awaiting Harvey Primary School this year.
Principal Jason Romeo said a number of new programs and initiatives would be introduced, including timetable changes, morning exercise routines and for the first time Indonesian language classes.
“We’ve teamed up with Yarloop Primary School, they’re doing Indonesian as well,” he said.
This year also sees the start of a new chaplain, Jocelyn Prosser, and a permanent Aboriginal education officer in Ninnette Comito.
Mr Romeo said Ms Prosser’s role was not only looking after the wellbeing of the students but also to provide support to families and staff.
Mr Romeo said the school was glad to have Ms Comito in the now permanent role to support Aboriginal families in the school community.
In the second half of the year the school will also convert a classroom into a science lab after receiving State Government funding last year.
After starting at the school in May last year, Mr Romeo is looking forward to starting at the beginning of a school year.
“There’s more of an opportunity for me to create the culture at the beginning of the year and my expectations of my staff and their students,” he said.
“We’re just looking forward to another great year, a great start.”