History of Roseworth Primary School
Roseworth Primary School was officially opened on Thursday 2 December, 2010, by the Premier of Western Australia, the Honourable Colin Barnett MLA and the Hon. Dr Elizabeth Constable MLA, Minister for Education. The opening celebrated the construction of current school facilities and heralded a new beginning for the students and families of the three schools that amalgamated to form Roseworth Primary School. This amalgamation drew together the school communities of Montrose Primary School and Hainsworth Primary School as well as the students and families associated with Montrose Education Support Centre.
The amalgamation of schools first occurred in 2008, at which time the students of Montrose Primary School moved to the Hainsworth Primary School site to enable the demolition of the Montrose Primary School facilities. This amalgamation was the result of declining numbers on both school sites and the commitment by the Department of Education to provide a new school for the Girrawheen community resulted in our current school facilities. The name Roseworth was developed by the two school communities to reflect the original school names - Montrose and Hainsworth.
With a construction budget of approximately $13million, a bold new design of school was created which supported the school’s desire to offered extended services to the community. The tender for the new school construction was won by Universal Constructions Pty Ltd and The Architecture Group (TAG). A Project Consultative Group was formed which provided input and direction into the architectural design of the school. Partner organisations including Edith Cowan University, The Fogarty Foundation and the Smith Family were central to the development of the current facilities, supporting the school’s desire to provide the school community with extended services in the areas of research, pre-service teacher training, early intervention, community development and allied health services.
In addition to those facilities provided for all new primary schools, Roseworth Primary School’s facilities include a purpose built Edith Cowan Fogarty Professional Learning Centre, six additional offices in the administration block, an Education Support Centre (ESC) encompassing two classrooms, life skills room with kitchen and laundry, staff office, specialists' office, storeroom and reprographics room, a low stimulus room, universal access bathroom and play area. A further two ESC classrooms with associated storage are located within the primary school teaching blocks.
Construction of Roseworth Primary School was completed by the middle of 2010 and students and staff relocated to the new school facilities for the commencement of Semester Two, 2010.
Roseworth Primary School has grown from its original enrolment of 253 students on amalgamation to over 430 students in 2013. This growth coincides with the growing reputation of the school as a school of innovation as well as the increased provision of housing for the community.
Roseworth Primary School is a school of which the community can be proud.