History of School

Rapids Landing Primary School opened at the beginning of 2018 catering for Kindergarten to Year 6 students.

Rapids Landing Primary School is proud to be the first government primary school to open its doors in Margaret River since 1909.

Situated on beautifully landscaped grounds, the campus comprises a range of modern buildings including an on-site Kindergarten, 2 Pre-primary Centres, 12 primary classrooms, a library resource centre, an art room, music and drama room, administration block, covered assembly with an activity area and canteen that is ready to provide nutritious food to fuel eager learners.

Rapid Landing School operated from 1925 to 1927 and was situated approximately 1km from our  current school site. This school taught students of all ages who lived in the Group 23 settlement. The developers added an “s” to Rapid as Rapids connects to the water flowing in Darch Brook, a nearby river.

Rapids Landing Primary School is located on Tonkin Boulevard, named after Sir John Tonkin (Western Australia premier, 1971-1974). Sir John Tonkin was one of the first teachers at the original site.

Whilst Rapids Landing Primary may be a new school, it certainly has strong links to the past and surrounding area.