Perth Waldorf School has gained official approval from the WA Minister for Education and Training for the new High School Parkerville campus, planned to open February, 2022.
The School received notice of a successful advance determination from the Hon Sue Ellery, which confirms the opening of 27 more places for new secondary students.
The new high school campus will be established on land leased from Silver Tree Steiner School. The lease agreement is for an initial 10 years, with the option to renew for a further two 10 year periods.
For more information about the campus, please visit the High School, Parkerville Campus web page.
We will once again host a High School Journey talk, with presentations from teachers, coordinators and past graduates, with a chance to find out more about the curriculum, child development through the teenage years and pathways beyond graduation.
It will be held on Thursday, 10 June from 6.30pm in Williams Hall at 14 Gwilliam Drive, Bibra Lake.
Details on our Events list
15 April 2021
Site Office Transportable
We have now had a site office delivered to the high school area. This is a temporary building that will serve as a central point for managing development and construction, it’s not part of the long-term plans.
For more details, scroll down to see the larger site plan.
Lawn on the Oval
During Terms 2 and 3, we will be growing lawn on the oval at Silver Tree Steiner School, which will eventually be shared by the Primary and High School, with staggered play times.
9 March 2021
First Look at Building Design
We have reached an exciting milestone in the initial stages of the new High School campus development in Parkerville – we have our first look at the building and site design by our Architect, Collaborative Design.
Larger Site Plan image for further detail
Bore Water on Site
On December 24, we found bore water!
The contracted driller was pleased to report that they had found bore water, which we intend to use to put turf on the oval and provide non-drinking water for toilets and gardens etc.
We are really pleased to have accessed this resource and hope both the Primary and High School children will enjoy having a green grassed field and thriving native gardens to enjoy.
Timeline of Development
|Development Phase||Expected Timeframe||Status|
|Liaison with WA Steiner Schools' working group||Complete|
|PWS Council approval||Complete|
|Lease agreement between PWS and Silver Tree Steiner School||Complete|
|Surveying and planning begins||Complete - ongoing|
|Class 7 Teacher appointed - Katie Southall||Complete|
|Advance Determination from Minister for Education and Training||Complete|
|Detailed plans approved by PWS School Council||Early 2021||Plans being drafted|
|City of Mundaring building applications and approvals|
|Stage 1 (Finished by January 2022, School caters to Class 7) Reception and School Office. Classroom and other facilities will be large enough to meet all the needs of the first pioneering class. Undercover area. Landscaping including school oval with turf and student amenity/sporting areas.||January 2022|
|Class 7 Begin 2022 school year|
|Stage 2 (finished by January 2023, School caters to class 7 and 8) 2 new classrooms are added, which become the Class 7 and Class 8 main lesson rooms. 2 new specialist teaching areas are added. Landscaping and student amenity areas further developed.||January 2023|
|Stage 3 (finished by January 2024 – School caters to Class 7, 8 and 9) These buildings would also cater for Class 10 in 2025. Addition of 2 new main lesson rooms for the new classes. Addition of 2 new specialist teaching areas, which become the science block. Previous multi-purpose rooms take on more specific purposes such as arts, sculpture and photography as the school grows. Expand staff room and school offices including learning and student support office, Campus Coordinator and Class 12 Projects Coordinator etc.). Landscaping and student amenity areas.||January 2024|
|Stage 4 (2026 – School caters to Class 7, 8, 9, 10, 11) 2 more main lesson rooms for Class 11 and 12. 2 more classrooms for other specialist lessons. Landscaping and student amenity areas.||January 2026|
|Pioneer Class of 2022 Graduate in Class 12|