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

    Work begins on new Butler Senior High School

    24/10/2011 12:00 AM
    • State Government investing $53million in stage one of new school
    • Founding Year 8 students to begin in 2013
    Work has begun on a major piece of education infrastructure to benefit families in Perth’s growing northern suburbs.

    Education Minister Liz Constable said the State Government was spending $53million to build stage one of a new senior high school at the corner of McCormack Boulevard and Bradman Drive, in Butler.

    Dr Constable visited the site today to inspect the progress of works, which have included initial earthworks and footings for buildings.

    “Butler is proving to be a popular place to live, and this new school will present an outstanding secondary education option for families with children at Butler, East Butler and Quinns Beach primary schools,” she said.

    “The school will be built in two stages, and when complete it will provide an education for up to 1,200 students from years 8 to 12.”

    Stage one facilities, open in 2013, and will accommodate 670 students, including up to 70 education support students with high needs.

    General school features will be an administration block; student services; area library; teaching block with eight classrooms; sports hall; and a cafeteria.

    The Minister said the school would also include specialist workshops for technology and enterprises classes; seven science laboratories; food and textiles studios; and a performing arts centre.

    “The school’s education support classrooms will be complemented by a therapy pool and physiotherapy gymnasium, to create a beneficial learning and therapy environment for students with special needs,” she said.

    “The State Government is committed to providing high quality school environments for Western Australia’s public school students.”

         Fact File
    • The new senior high school in Butler is one of 20 new or replacement schools the State Government is building, worth $521.9million and to be completed in the next two years
    • Taylor Robinson Architecture designed the school, and it is being built by Pindan Constructions
    Minister's office  - 9222 9699