Hon Peter Collier BA DipEd MLC

Hon Peter Collier BA DipEd MLC

Former Minister for Education; Aboriginal Affairs; Electoral Affairs

Hon Brendon Grylls MLA

Hon Brendon Grylls MLA

Former Minister for Housing; Racing and Gaming

    Denmark High School celebrates $7million upgrade

    7/12/2013 12:00 AM
     
    • School upgrade complete
    • Project funded by State Government’s Royalties for Regions
    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.
    Fact File
    • 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
    Minister’s office - 6552 6300