Our School

Our Story

On Wednesday, 18th December 2019, Forrestdale South East Primary School (planning name) was announced for opening in 2022 for our growing suburb of Piara Waters.

In late 2020, the school Principal was appointed, followed by the ground-breaking on the impressive construction phase of the school. Major earthworks commenced in November 2020, and continued over the holiday period, with the first slabs for teaching blocks being laid in February of 2021.

Throughout the 2021 school year, the school Principal worked with the community and the guidance of the Pilot Group to shape the identity, direction and priorities of Forrestdale South East Primary School (planning name).

On Thursday, 29th July 2021, the Minister for Education and Training, Sue Ellery revealed that the official name for Piara Waters’ newest primary school would be Riva Primary School. Our name reflected the popular choice among our community during our consultation processes.

Meaning “by the shore,” Riva represents the connection to our street address of Riva Entrance, the geographic reference to Piara Waters, and the sense of connection that we aspire to in our fully inclusive school.

Construction and consultation continues throughout 2021, with the building program scheduled to be complete in late December, just in time for Riva Primary School to welcome our first students on the first day of school in 2022.