More than 600 students today welcomed the official opening of new technology and enterprise facilities at Pinjarra Senior High School.
The $7million facility replaces a building constructed in the 1960s and was funded by the State Government’s Royalties for Regions program.
Education Minister Peter Collier said the new buildings were the latest in a string of improvements in recent years bringing the 92-year-old school up to contemporary standards.
“Students across all year groups now have access to the latest woodwork, metalwork, automotive and food technology equipment, in two spacious, modern buildings,” Mr Collier said.
The Minister said the school had a proud heritage of providing high-quality education to local students as well as those from outlying towns and farming areas.
Regional Development Minister Brendon Grylls said $7million of Royalties for Regions funding was allocated to Pinjarra Senior High School to establish facilities for contemporary and specialist subject areas.
“With a growing number of Pinjarra’s senior students choosing to undertake studies that combine school, TAFE and employment, the new facilities will enable the school to continue to meet the needs of its students,” Mr Grylls said.
“This is another example of the Government’s commitment to provide high-quality school environments for public students now and in the future.”
The new facilities include woodwork, metalwork and automotive workshops; two food studios; a textiles studio; a machine and design planning room; staff room and covered courtyard.
A senior school teaching block and physical education change rooms, funded by the State Government, were built at the school six years ago
A new Trade Training Centre, funded by the Federal Government, opened at the school at the start of 2013
Pinjarra Senior High School became an Independent Public School in 2013
Part of the $100.5million Regional Schools Plan funded by Royalties for Regions
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