Edgewater Primary School celebrates 40 years

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03 November 2023

Edgewater Primary School celebrates 40 years

  • Edgewater Primary School part of the northern suburbs’ community for 40 years

Edgewater Primary School is celebrating 40 years of educating northern suburbs children.

Last week, a day of activities marked the occasion, including an Anniversary item and cake cutting, as well as a concert featuring students from the choir, specialist music and drama groups.

The afternoon saw further entertainment with food trucks and displays of historical photographs and memorabilia.

Gail Baily, a teacher who has been at the school since its foundation, worked with the P&C to organise aspects of the celebration, including a mural to be created on site.

Artist Peter Ryan was commissioned to work with students to create the mural. Mr Ryan held two workshops with Year 5 and 6 students. Many of the students’ ideas and drawings conceived in the workshops were incorporated into the final artwork.

Contributing to the cost of the mural, a donation of $2,200.00 was provided to the school by MPs representing the northern suburbs – Emily Hamilton MLA, Federal Senator Fatima Payman, Hon Ayor Makur Chuot MLC, Hon Dan Caddy MLC, and Hon Pierre Yang MLC.

The mural is now complete, in pride of place on the Science Room wall, ready for the school community to enjoy.

Classrooms have changed over the four decades since 1983. Back then, the height of technology was transparencies used with overhead projectors.

Today, Edgewater Primary School students use iPads and interactive whiteboards. The school successfully applied for solar panels through the WA Government’s Schools Clean Energy Technology Fund.

From a sandy block on its first day of teaching, to a well-treed site today, the school is an attractive centre of learning and community hub.

Comments attributed to Joondalup MLA Emily Hamilton:

“Congratulations to Mrs Baily for her decades of service, and to Edgewater Primary School on reaching this significant milestone.

“I’m pleased my parliamentary colleagues and I were able to contribute to the mural that celebrates Edgewater Primary School’s 40th anniversary.”

Comments attributed to Gail Baily: