GINGIN District High School will start Semester 2 as an independent public school.
On Friday, June 26 Gingin District High School (GDHS) principal Deb Unwin said as both a community member and chairwoman of the school board she was delighted the school had achieved independent public school status.
“This gives us the autonomy and flexibility to work in partnership with local businesses and supporting local industry while allowing our students and school once more, to be the beating heart of our community,’’ she said.
“We are extremely excited to join all the other public schools across the state in becoming an independent public school.
“Further building on our curriculum, the IPS journey has enabled us to put in place courses and experiences for our students including horticulture qualifications, volunteer firefighter accreditation and a STEM partnership with Yanchep Secondary College.
“With the support of local business work placements and our already strong pastoral provision, Gingin District High School has much to look forward to.”
Education and Training Minister Sue Ellery said GDHS was one of 29 schools making up the eighth intake of independent public schools in Western Australia.
Ms Ellery also said Sunningdale Primary School in Yanchep was one of five new schools scheduled to open as an independent public school in 2021.