Small, but big on learning
While most school classes have more than 22 students, Mt Manypeaks Primary School’s whole student population is just that.
The smallest school in Albany has just 22 students and three staff.
Principal Phillip Rowett said while the school was small in size, it was big on learning.
“School will be exciting this year, we have a great family atmosphere here at Mount Manypeaks, a great group of kids and a wonderful group of parents and staff,” he said. “We have great classes like Japanese and music and the school is very focused on sustainability.
“We are one of the smallest schools in the Great Southern but we definitely don’t miss out on opportunities, we make sure all education experiences are presented.” Mr Rowett said the school shared many opportunities and events with neighbouring schools Wellstead and South Stirling.
Education and Training Minister Sue Ellery said there are a record number of students this year, with more than 310,000 in public schools alone. “Today we have 25,000 teachers — a teacher in front of every public school class — who are keen to inspire creativity and learning in each of their students,” she said.
“I wish all students, their teachers and families all the very best for a successful and positive school year ahead.” More than 460,000 students from kindergarten to Year 12 are back at public, Catholic and independent schools across the State.
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