Status to change
Two local primary schools are set to become independent public schools next year, enabling the schools’ communities to make their own decisions on staff, finances and governance.
Warnbro and Orelia primary schools are two of 42 schools to become independent, with the latest round of successful schools taking the number of independent public schools to 573.
As part of the initiative, schools and their communities are empowered to make local decisions.
Principals will have more flexibility on important matters such as staff recruitment, financial management, governance and accountability.
Education and Training Minister Sue Ellery said WA was leading the way in giving schools and communities more say on their children’s education.