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

    Major upgrade for Applecross SHS

    8/02/2012 12:00 AM
     
    • $56million redevelopment
    • Construction of phase two expected to be completed September 2012
    Education Minister Liz Constable today announced a $56million redevelopment of Applecross Senior High School which was set to herald a new era for the school.

    At the official sod turning ceremony, Dr Constable said the upgrade would provide students and staff with a new library; food and textiles studios; a visual arts block; and a sports hall.

    The school would also receive new administration facilities, with a new cafeteria; science laboratories; a tiered auditorium; and design and technology workshops as part of the redevelopment plan.

    “Applecross Senior High School has developed and nurtured countless high-achieving young West Australians since it first opened 55 years ago,” the Minister said.

    “It is frequently placed among the State’s highest performing public schools and students have won numerous awards and honours over the years.

    “The State Government is committed to providing high quality school environments for Western Australia’s public school students and I am delighted to be here to turn the sod for the exciting next step in the Applecross Senior High’s growth and development.”

    Dr Constable said classrooms, student services areas, information and technology laboratories and a performing arts centre would be refurbished.

    Construction is taking place in four stages, with the relocation of the tennis courts in stage one completed in October 2011. The new design and technology workshops are expected to be finished in September 2012, with the entire project due for completion by March 2015.

    The Minister said construction work would take place while students continued to use the existing facilities.
     
    “Keeping the students on site will minimise disruption to schooling,” she said.

           Fact File
    • Facilities designed by Cox Howlett & Bailey Woodland in association with Hames Sharley
    • Building by Esslemont Building & Civil
    Minister's office - 6552 5700