The good oil for International
CITY Beach’s International School of WA will take over new premises in Doubleview in 2019, in a $15.4 million deal with the State Government.
The school, which opened in 2006, was founded to teach international students whose parents had relocated to Perth for the mining, oil and gas industry.
Earlier this month Education Minister Peter Collier announced the State Government would provide a like-for-like facility at Doubleview Primary School, to allow for a new $84 million secondary school for the western suburbs.
ISWA principal Maria Coate said the deal was a win-win for the school and the State Government.
“We get a new school and security of tenure, with the option to stay in Doubleview until 2061,” she said.
“We are also going into a new and vibrant community.”
The school currently hosts students from 60 nationalities and offers education from Kindergarten to Year 12.
Mrs Coate said despite being aimed at international students, the school also catered to local students.
She said the school currently had over 300 students, with a capacity for 600 and would remain at that size even after the move to Doubleview.
“We want to stay a unique and boutique school offering a personal educational experience,” she said. “Our strategic focus will remain on being an international school, but we would like to enrol local students.”
ISWA principal Maria Coate is thrilled with the prospect of new premises for the school.