Denmark High School today celebrated the completion of a $7million upgrade, giving students some of the best facilities in the region.
The milestone marks the end of the second phase of building works at the 13-year-old school, which was funded by the State Government’s Royalties for Regions program.
Education Minister Peter Collier said one of the major benefits for students was the new library and lecture theatre which, for the first time, provided students with room to research, read, access computers, study online and video conference.
“The school’s outstanding academic record will be enhanced with students now having these state-of-the-art facilities for their study,” Mr Collier said.
The Minister said the school provided high quality education to students in Denmark as well as those in Walpole and surrounding areas.
Regional Development Minister Brendon Grylls said the new facilities would allow Denmark High School to provide students with the opportunity to develop skills and gain experience in a wide range of subjects.
“The state-of-the art facilities will ensure that children in Denmark and surrounding districts receive a mix of traditional and innovative education programs in a contemporary education environment,” Mr Grylls said.
New facilities also include:
technology and enterprise building
food technology and art building
printmaking and textiles studio
upgraded science building with staff study and preparation areas, two refurbished laboratories and new IT laboratory.
Denmark High School was established in 2000 for students in years 8 to 10
The school introduced a comprehensive senior school program in 2008 and now has 300 students in years 8 to 12
Last year the school was the highest ranked public country school in WA
The Federal Government funded an extension to the design and technology building as part of its Trade Training Centre Program in 2011
$100.5m of Royalties for Regions funding has been allocated to constructing new and refurbished facilities at 13 public schools in regional WA, including Denmark High School
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