Staff from the Department of Education, as well as Building Management and Works, local government and contractors, are working hard to create the school for Mount Lawley Primary School students, whose 100-year-old Second Avenue school was ravaged by fire on the weekend (July 7 and 8).
North Metropolitan Executive Director Jim Webb said work was happening at a fast pace to develop the school at the Woodsome Street site.
“By the end of today (Thursday July 12), we expect four transportable buildings and two toilet blocks to be in place,” Mr Webb said.
Further works expected over the coming days include pouring of concrete walkways and delivery of more transportable buildings.
In all, the school will be comprised of 15 transportable classrooms (pictured), a staff room, an office, storage areas and three toilet blocks including a disabled toilet.
Public school students around the State return from school holidays on July 24 for Term 3.
Mr Webb said keeping Mount Lawley Primary School’s students together as one group was vitally important, and that was why the lower oval site was chosen.
In other developments, he said the Department would provide a “start up” grant of $400,000 to Mount Lawley Primary School.
“We know that the loss of classroom work and personal equipment is devastating and on a practical level these things are needed to start school,” Mr Webb said.
“The funding is for the school to help staff and students with materials they need to get up and running,” he said.