School a hive of ac­tiv­ity

Western Suburbs Weekly - - Western Opinion - By SO­PHIE GABRIELLE

THE sec­ond stage of Bee­hive Montes­sori’s re­de­vel­op­ment is now com­plete.

Cottes­loe MLA Colin Bar­nett opened the school’s new pur­pose­built build­ings in Mos­man Park ear­lier this month.

Mr Bar­nett said he was de­lighted to open the new ju­nior pri­mary class­rooms and ad­min­is­tra­tion build­ings.

“Bee­hive Montes­sori School has started on a phase of growth and de­vel­op­ment and all the ju­nior pri­mary school build­ings have been pur­posely built to sup­port the school’s teach­ing prin­ci­ples,” he said.

“These are won­der­ful ed­u­ca­tional fa­cil­i­ties which many stu­dents will en­joy and use to ex­pand their learn­ing and knowl­edge.”

He pre­sented the school with a jar­rah and karri wooden flag-stand that was hand­made by the Mos­man Park Com­mu­nity Men’s Shed, as well as a state and na­tional flag.

“I hope the stu­dents, teach­ers and par­ents en­joy this flag stand, which is a won­der­ful ex­am­ple of the ex­cel­lent crafts­man­ship that takes place at the Mos­man Park Men’s Shed,” Mr Bar­nett said.

The sec­ond stage of re­de­vel­op­ment in­cludes a new ad­min­is­tra­tion build­ing, four ju­nior pri­mary class­rooms, a new ju­nior pri­mary play­ground and car park.

Stage one, which in­cluded a new school hall, li­brary and a cen­tral square, was fin­ished in 2010.

The re­de­vel­op­ment was partly funded through a low-in­ter­est loan of $1.08 mil­lion from the Depart­ment of Ed­u­ca­tion Ser­vices.

Prin­ci­pal Rhonda Shee­han watches stu­dent Justin Stone (4) in the new play­ground.

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