Hon Elizabeth Constable MA(Syd) DipEd(UNE) MEd(Harvard) PhD(UWA) MLA

Hon Elizabeth Constable MA(Syd) DipEd(UNE) MEd(Harvard) PhD(UWA) MLA

Former Minister for Education

    Ellenbrook investment pays off for students

    23/09/2011 12:00 AM
    • Ellenbrook Secondary College buildings complete
    • $22million investment benefiting students’ learning
    Major works have finished at Ellenbrook Secondary College.

    Education Minister Liz Constable today visited the school to officially open the $22million facilities which include a comprehensive array of specialist rooms for science, design and technology and more.

    “It is significant that in 2011, with the school’s first-ever group of year 12 students on the path to graduation later this year, we see the realisation of the vision for the school’s future,” Dr Constable said.

    “These founding students can look back with pride that they were an integral part of this school’s origins.”

    The Minister said the new stage two facilities had boosted science learning at the school with eight new laboratories, staff preparation areas and safe chemical storage.

    “In addition, new studios have been built for metalwork and engineering, woodwork, technical graphics, design and planning, with two covered work areas and an entry foyer and exhibition space.

    “A new two-storey block featuring eight general classrooms; a lecture theatre with pod-casting capabilities; computer rooms; and staff offices has further added to the learning opportunities for students.”

    Dr Constable said the stage two facilities would also have air-cooling installed, with that work expected to be completed by the end of the year.

    “With the completion of the buildings, Ellenbrook Secondary College now boasts an exceptional range of facilities for students, including integrated technology throughout the school,” she said.

          Fact File
    • The State Government has allocated $578million for capital improvements and works to public schools across WA over the 2011-12 financial year.

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