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Our Story

2018

RESC has opened in 2018 with 51 student enrolments. The new administration block has been completed at a school-funded cost of approximately $250,000, providing rooms for the Deputy Principal and Manager of Corporate Services and a refreshed reception area.

T3 has commenced with 52 enrolments, three pending enrolments and two enrolment inquiries -- good indications of our growing status as a school of choice.

2017

This year, RESC has maintained enrolments similar to 2016, 54 at the start of the year and 59 at the commencement of Term 2.

A Deputy Principal role was approved by the Department of Education for the school.

A new bicycle track aimed at building student confidence and awareness has been completed, a sensory playground incorporating musical experiences has been installed, a new amentities block commissioned and construction work on a revamped administration building has started.

2016

Riverside ESC enrolments stand at 59 at the end of Term 3, more than 10% up on the same time last year.

2015

This year is our first as a K-6 school, including pre-primary. With the transition of both Year 6 and Year 7 to high school at the end of 2014, our numbers have dropped to 45. Reflecting Mandurah's status as one of Australia’s fastest growing outer suburban municipalities, 2015 has commmenced with several new enrolment enquiries. Kindergarten is opened for the first time.

At the commencement of Term 4 enrolments have grown to 53 with several new inquiries received for 2016.

On October 30, Riverside Primary Schools celebrated 20 years in operation.

2014

'Bigger and better' marks the beginning of 2014. Riverside ESC grows to seven classrooms and a start-up enrolment of 57 students. A Pre-Primary 1 class has been added so that children can commence their learning journey earlier than has been possible in previous years.

This is the final year we will have Year 7 students; as from 2015 Year 7 is incorporated into high schools in W.A.

2013

2013 sees the beginning of a new era for the school, which is now operating as an Independent Public School under the direction of the WA Department of Education.

As for last year, 2013 commenced with five classrooms. The school received a number of late enrolments during term 1 with students transitioning from other schools, and finished the year with just over 50 students. This necessitated the addition of a new classroom which came into operation at the start of Term 3.

2012

The school year commences the year with five classrooms and 48 confirmed enrolments.

Business plan development, a requirement of Independent School operation commencing 2013, commences with a workshop helping to define direction, objectives and milestones.

Mid-year, the school expanded to six classes and 50 enrolments, enabling the delivery of more one-on-one activities and guided learning.

Late term 3, Principal Jenny Crake retires. Jim Douglas takes up the role of Principal at the start of Term 4.

2011

Riverside ESC is granted status as an Independent School operating under the auspices of the W.A. Department of Education.

At the commencement of Term 3 a fifth classroom was opened, as enrolments grows past 40.

2010

Mid 2010 a new classroom is added to accommodate student growth, bringing the number of classrooms to four.

1995

Riverside ESC started operations, opening as part of the combined Riverside primary schools.

 

What's New

  • Coastal Lakes - A New College Pathway

    Riverside ESC is delighted to be able to offer our students and their families another transition option for post-primary education. Starting 2019, Coastal Lakes College in Lakelands, Mandurah, will open its doors to Year 7 and 8 students for entry into the college's Inclusive Education Hub (Education Support).

    Shane Easton, Deputy Principal of the new college and leading the Hub initiative, has already communicated with and visited Riverside on several occasions to commence relationship building and to facilitate enrolment procedures.

    If you are considering Coastal Lakes as a future location for your child's education, please do not hesitate to contact the school. An introduction to the college and its contact details are provided on the DET WA Schools Online website here, or phone Principal Kya-Louise Graves on 0436 677 587. Email Lakelands.SS@education.wa.edu.au. Please note enrolments for 2019 may already be fully subscribed.

    Riverside ESC acknowledges Coastal Lakes College as another enhancement to Mandurah's identity as a supportive location for people of all disabilities and an important location for specialised education. We wish Coastal Lakes College every success.

  • Top Tips for being a Terrific Dad (with Maggie Dent)

    This is a free seminar just for Dads which unplugs the important aspects of parenting children from birth to 25. Maggie has a keen ability to “talk bloke” and decodes complex information in a highly practical and informative way. In her common-sense way, Maggie will inspire, empower and enthuse every Dad in the room to be just terrific.

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  • Disability Expo for Mandurah Community (FREE)

    JTC Education Support Centre invites students, parents and carers to its “Fostering Different Abilities” Expo. The Expo is FREE, organised to introduce to everyone the fantastic disability supports and services available. The organisers aim is to inform the disability community, to make everyone aware of the services available, and to enable and empower them to take control of their lives, encourage independence, and to provide equal opportunities.

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  • Links Updated

    Riverside ESC has updated its comprehensive list of links to local, regional and government websites. This latest update to our General Links webpage includes a newly inserted section about headspace Mandurah. Useful Links has sites specific to your school age child, while General Links provides links to more general information, including Department of Education websites.