Architect Plans for Parkerville High School Campus

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.

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PERTH WALDORF SCHOOL WILL OPERATE THE HIGH SCHOOL AS A SECOND CAMPUS AND CONTINUATION OF THE LONG-RUNNING HIGH SCHOOL ALREADY IN PLACE AT BIBRA LAKE.

Opening the new High School Campus in Parkerville will mean students at Silver Tree Steiner School, and those from surrounding areas, will have the opportunity of a Steiner high school education in the Hills, without having to compete for limited places or travel down to Bibra Lake.

In turn, this means opportunities for new students at Bibra Lake campus, with many students who would have travelled from the Hills able to attend closer to home.

Currently in 2020, there are four Steiner education-based primary schools across the metropolitan area, as well as two in the south west and one in Geraldton, but there is only one Steiner high school up to Class 12, in WA at Bibra Lake.

The Perth Waldorf School, an independent school, was established in 1982 and the current High School was opened in 2007.

Enrolments are now open for the new High School Campus in Parkerville for Class seven in 2022 onwards.

Overall Site Plan of Parkerville High School Campus

Overall Site Plan - further detail

Built in four stages, the campus will open to students starting Class seven in 2022 and continue through more development stages to allow for an ongoing journey to graduation in Class 12.

Stage two, three and four will see eight new learning areas progressively established to completion in 2026, including general use classrooms as well as specialist rooms for science, arts and music.

Significant landscaping and other student friendly amenities will be provided to ensure a high quality experience in the natural beauty of Parkerville.

Construction of the new Perth Waldorf School Parkerville High School Campus is planned to begin in early 2021, subject to all appropriate building and planning approval processes.

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TIMELINE OF DEVELOPMENT

Development Phase Expected TimeframeStatus
Liaison with WA Steiner Schools' working groupComplete
PWS Council approvalComplete
Lease agreement between PWS and Silver Tree Steiner SchoolComplete
Surveying and planning beginsComplete - ongoing
Class 7 Teacher appointed - Katie SouthallComplete
Advance Determination from Minister for Education and TrainingComplete
Detailed plans approved by PWS School CouncilEarly 2021Plans being drafted
City of Mundaring building applications and approvals
Building commences
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