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 secondary school for northern suburbs

    13/03/2012 12:00 AM
    • Families in Perth’s north to benefit from new $45million school
    • New school to host year 7 and 8 students in 2015
    From 2015, parents in the rapidly growing northern Perth community of Banksia Grove will be able to send their children to a brand new local secondary school.

    Education Minister Liz Constable announced today that the State Government would spend $45million to build stage 1 of the new school on Joseph Banks Boulevard in the suburb, 30km north of Perth.

    “When the Banksia Grove development is completed, it is expected to house 12,000 residents in 4,000 homes, and this secondary school will be an integral part of the community,” Dr Constable said.

    “The school will be located in an education precinct which also includes four public primary schools - Carramar, Neerabup, Spring Hill and Tapping.

    “The new Banksia Grove secondary school will also complement the new secondary school in Butler which will open in 2013.”

    The Banksia Grove school will be built in stages, with stage one to open for the 2015 school year with an initial enrolment of year 7 and 8 students.

    Stage one, which will be air-cooled; feature an administration block; student services area; library; cafeteria; and general classrooms, as well as specialist areas for science; technology and enterprise; arts; health; and physical education.

    Wanneroo MLA Paul Miles welcomed the major new development, saying that local residents would be happy to learn about the State Government’s commitment to providing state-of-the-art education facilities for families in the area.

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

    “This new school builds on our massive capital works program, revitalising WA public schools and building new schools in population growth hot spots.”

          Fact File
    • WA State Govt allocated $578m for capital improvements and works to public schools in 2011-12
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