Banks Public School

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School History

The school was named after Sir Joseph Banks who was a famous Botanist on the Endeavour with Captain James Cook . The school emblem, the Banksia, was also designed to represent the Banksia, a flower which he named. Due to the increasing population growth in the West St Clair district in 1983 - 1984, The Education Department started planning a new public primary to accommodate the pupils who lived in this area. The school, located on Banks Drive was established in 1986, sharing facilities on the grounds of St Clair Public School. Classes began on the current ground in the last school week of 1986.The Hon. R. M. Cavalier officially opened the school on 9th September 1987.