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

    Growing Brentwood Primary School gets facelift

    2/12/2011 12:00 AM
    • Administration building provides new school frontage
    • $1.1million investment caters to growth in student numbers
    A new $1.1million administration block will provide a boost to staff and students at Brentwood Primary School, which has grown considerably in the past four years.

    Education Minister Liz Constable opened the new block today and said the State Government had created a more modern and progressive learning environment for students.

    “The new administration block provides added space and resources for staff as well as an aesthetically pleasing new frontage for the school,” Dr Constable said.

    “Enrolments at Brentwood Primary School have increased from 211 to 320 students since 2006 and the school has excelled in national literacy and numeracy testing.

    “This investment ensures facilities match the high quality educational programs being run at the school.”

    The new administration block was created through the refurbishment of an existing classroom block, allowing the original administration to be modified to create a learning facility for students with special educational needs.

    The school has also recently received a multi-purpose arts, craft and music building, and a three-classroom kindergarten and pre-primary building through the Building the Education Revolution program.

    Brentwood Primary School principal Spencer McKenna said the new facilities provided a significant boost to staff and students.

    “It’s wonderful for our staff and students to be in an environment that is so conducive to learning,” Mr McKenna said.

    “The administration building provides a lovely introduction to the school and will help us attract parents of prospective students.”

          Fact File
    • Brentwood Primary School opened in 1956
    • Nearly 25 per cent of the school’s students were born overseas
    • The new works also include additional car parking bays

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