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 Noranda school with major upgrades to foster better community relations

    6/09/2011 12:00 AM
     

    Camboon Primary School will soon have outstanding new administration facilities thanks to an $800,000 upgrade. 

     

    Education Minister Liz Constable said the new construction, at the soon to be Independent Public School, was on track to open this month.

     

    “The facilities include a welcoming reception area, private meeting rooms, staff room and kitchen,” Dr Constable said.

     

    “The new administration block allows teachers to plan lessons together and meet with parents.

     

    “In 2012, the school will become an Independent Public School and the new buildings will help staff implement their plans to foster better links with the community. 

     

    “The school has an active P&C and, in an unusual step, the group will be provided with a designated business area on the school site allowing them to work even more effectively.

     

    “It will be exciting to see what the P&C achieves because they have already accomplished so much at the school.”

     

    Principal Josh Jashari said the new facilities would enable staff to meet the needs of students, parents and the community more efficiently.

    “As a new Independent Public School we plan to work even more closely with the community and local businesses,” Mr Jashari said.

     

    “We’ll also be able to accommodate our school psychologist, and three others who will service the local area, so we will be able to address students’ emotional needs more quickly.

     

    “Funds that we saved through the construction of new facilities have been spent on technology such as interactive whiteboards, so students have the best education resources.”

     

    Zuideveld Marchant Hur designed the upgraded facilities, which were built by KMC Group.

     

    Dr Constable said the State Government has allocated $578million for capital improvements and works to public schools across Western Australia over the 2011-12 financial year.

     

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