Hon Peter Collier BA DipEd MLC

Hon Peter Collier BA DipEd MLC

Former Minister for Education; Aboriginal Affairs; Electoral Affairs

    Multimillion-dollar upgrade for Halls Head College

    4/04/2016 1:00 PM
    • Stage two of major school upgrade completed
    • $25.65 million buildings equipped with first rate technology 

    The results of a major upgrade of Halls Head College in Western Australia's fast-growing Peel region have been unveiled, with state-of-the-art classrooms and high-tech facilities.


    Education Minister Peter Collier visited the college in Mandurah today to officially open the new buildings, which include cutting-edge laboratories for science.


    "Halls Head College provides students with a broad range of subjects and opportunities to develop their individual passions and talents," Mr Collier said.


    "Teachers are working in a vibrant place where they can impart the knowledge and skills students need for future study, training and careers to match our rapidly changing world."


    Along with new science facilities, the upgrades include:

    • design and technology facilities
    • gymnasium
    • dance studio
    • digital design classroom
    • music studio. 

    "Whether students are keen on maths and science, the arts, sport or technology, there is something to interest everyone in these new buildings," the Minister said.


    Mr Collier said the college featured a Big Picture Academy for students who would benefit from alternative options for study or employment.


    "The college is also developing partnerships with the mining and resources industry to create opportunities for students," he said.


    The Minister said the upgrade was evidence of the State Government's commitment to providing outstanding schools where students could achieve their best.


    Fact File

    • Halls Head College is an Independent Public School
    • It has more than 1,300 students from Year 7 to Year 12
    • $95,000 in external painting has also been completed
    • A Year 7 building worth almost $9 million was completed in 2014 

    Minister's office - 6552 6300