11 November 2016
Yarloop families welcomed back in 2017
A strong community spirit will see students and staff return to primary school in Yarloop for the start of the 2017 school year.
Deputy Director General, Schools David Axworthy said the majority of Yarloop families were eager to return to the school now that the town had officially reopened.
“Thankfully, the school was relatively undamaged compared to the vast amount of destruction the fire caused in Yarloop,” Mr Axworthy said.
“The families of 29 children have expressed their interest to return to Yarloop to go to school and we anticipate more enrolments will come.
“We’ll be working with the Department of Finance’s Building Management and Works to ensure any damage is repaired and classrooms are cleaned thoroughly ready for the start of the school year.”
Mr Axworthy thanked the Harvey Primary School community for accommodating Yarloop Primary School staff and students this year.
“We made the decision to temporarily re-locate staff and students from Yarloop to Harvey while the Yarloop townsite was being assessed,” he said.
“The Yarloop community’s strong spirit and resilience shows in their eagerness to return to their school.”
Mr Axworthy said the damaged garden shed and playground area would be repaired and smoke damaged classrooms would be cleaned.