Grandis Primary School originally started its life with the planning name of ‘Banksia Grove East Primary School.’ The school was built to cater for the quickly growing community of Banksia Grove. Stephen Bevan was appointed as the foundation principal and worked for 6 months in the year prior to the school’s opening to engage with the community and build a strong team of staff. Trudy Jones (Deputy Principal) and Jackie Norman (MCS) were appointed in Term 4 of 2019 to assist in preparing the school for its opening. During this time the community was also engaged in the process of naming the school, deciding on its motto and logo and in designing its school uniform. A Steering Committee of interested parents was formed to assist in shaping the direction of the school.
Foundation teaching and support staff were also appointed in Term 4 of 2018. The team have formed a cohesive, collaborative unit with the driving purpose to build a vibrant and successful school.
The school was designed to open in two stages:
- Stage One (2019) will include transportable classrooms, storage areas and play areas for Kindergarten and Pre-primary students.
- Stage Two (2020) will include the remainder of the school with its permanent buildings and facilities. This will cater for students in Years K to 6. When completed, the school will include 5 teaching blocks, administration area, playgrounds, undercover area, library, dental therapy centre as well as multi-purpose courts and an oval which are being jointly developed with the City of Wanneroo
Initial student enrolments were above projected numbers so the Department of Education provided an additional transportable building as part of Stage One.
Parents and students attended a Welcome BBQ on 31 January 2019 and classes commenced for students on 4 February 2019.