Students at Katanning Senior High School now have greater access to support services and staff thanks to a $2million upgrade.
Education Minister Peter Collier who opened the new facilities today, said the school was moving into a new era of specialised student services.
The upgrades provide students with a single access point to the school nurse and sick rooms and disabled access toilets. Staff have new offices, an interview room and staff room.
Mr Collier said students in need of additional staff help such as student services and pastoral care now had a ‘one-stop shop’ in the school.
“Students’ needs will be met more quickly and comprehensively, giving staff extra time to assess their individual learning needs,” he said.
“Students will also benefit from a new gateway into the school, providing safe and easy access to administration areas and other services.”
Regional Development Minister Brendon Grylls said access to high quality education and learning opportunities was a major consideration for people when choosing to work and live in regional Western Australia.
“Across the length and breadth of regional Western Australia, the education infrastructure is being rebuilt under the Liberal National Government. We know that getting the infrastructure right and attracting and retaining families in those country communities sets regional Western Australia up for a very prosperous future,” Mr Grylls said.
“The provision of improved services and facilities ensures we are providing children in Katanning and surrounding districts with first-class educational facilities.”
Mr Collier said Katanning Senior High School was preparing for year 7 students in 2015 by appointing staff to work with local primary schools and training key teachers in the new Australian Curriculum.
$100.5million of Royalties for Regions funding has been allocated to constructing new and refurbished facilities at 13 public schools in regional WA, including Katanning Senior High School
New facilities include administration offices; conference, interview and store rooms; carpark; and a pathway leading to the public foyer and reception area with separated student foyer
Katanning Senior High School was officially opened in 1961
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