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 to start on new East Dalyellup school

    6/12/2011 12:00 AM
     
    • New school to open in time for the 2013 school year
    • Design provides interactive environment children can enjoy
    Work will start on construction of a new primary school at East Dalyellup in February 2012, Education Minister Liz Constable announced today.

    Dr Constable said the $14.7million school would be built on a 3.5 hectare previous farm site at Crystal Bend.

    “The construction of this new primary school – to be ready in time for the 2013 school year - will help ease pressure on Dalyellup College, which has experienced significant growth in student numbers,” she said.

    “As the surrounding area is still being developed, it is expected that the new school will serve many young families into the future.

    “The school has been designed to be child-friendly with different colours chosen for each building and generous designated play areas for young and older students.

    “Interconnecting pathways of coloured concrete will further play on the use of primary colours throughout the site, providing students with a fun, interactive environment.”

    Dr Constable said the school would feature 12 general classrooms with interactive whiteboards; centrally-located library; early childhood block; dental therapy centre; and an education support classroom.

    “It will also have music, art and craft rooms, cricket nets, hard courts, an oval and administration and staff areas,” she said.

    “The new school will provide a fitting centrepiece for a growing community that will go on to produce generations of confident, well-rounded students.

    Fact File
    • Growth around Bunbury has been strong for several years and is tipped to continue for many years to come

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