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Our Story

2021

Two years ago, Riverside ESC grew to 8 classrooms. This year, we are starting with 10 classrooms and an expanded team of teachers to educate 73 students. Our parent commendations depict some of the reasons for this continued growth.

2020

Starting the year with a record startup enrolment of 70 confirmed students, that number has climbed to 76 as families seek out the professionalism and care that epitomises Riverside ESC. This is the year when COVID-19 impacted attendance. We are awed by the capacity of our students and staff who responded to adversity with flawless professionalism, enhanced creativity and good humour.

2019

Enrolment growth continues. Our enrolments at the beginning of 2019 numbered 63, the highest since opening in 1995, with students are spread across 7 classrooms. By Term 3, enrolments have grown to 72. As Term 4 starts, we graduate to 8 classrooms and employ new teaching and EA staff.

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 commenced with 52 enrolments, three pending enrolments and two enrolment inquiries -- good indications of our growing status as a school of choice -- and ends with 56.

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 is 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

This year 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.

 

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