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

    New look for Bullsbrook District High School

    23/09/2011 12:00 AM
     
    • $23.6million upgrade
    • Construction of stage one to be completed February 2012
    A $23.6million upgrade to Bullsbrook District High School is set to mark a new chapter in the school’s history, Education Minister Liz Constable announced today.

    Turning the first sod of soil, Dr Constable said the multi-million dollar upgrade would provide a new eight classroom teaching block with interactive shared spaces; a new sports hall; material and technology block; and science facilities.

    The school would also receive a new administration building; improved parking; extensive landscaping; change rooms; and an upgrade to the existing storm water sump at the rear of the school.

    The Minister said general classrooms and IT facilities would also be refurbished and playing courts resurfaced.

    Construction will take place in three stages. Stage one of the upgrade will be completed in February 2012, with the entire project expected to be completed by February 2014.

    “Bullsbrook District High School has a rich history, opening almost 60 years ago as a primary school,” Dr Constable said.

    “Since then, it has grown to cater for students from kindergarten to year 12 so I am delighted to be here to turn the first sod of soil for the exciting next step in the school’s growth and development.

    “The 21st century demands that students are well equipped to take their place in our high tech society and this school will allow modern teaching to meet the needs of modern students.”

    Principal Bernadette Jones said the developments would enhance the education provided to students.

    “Our community sees this as a turning point,” Mrs Jones said.

    “To see earthworks commencing and a team of experts on site is really bringing home the reality of what the project will deliver for us all.”

           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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