Hon Peter Collier BA DipEd MLC

Hon Peter Collier BA DipEd MLC

Former Minister for Education; Aboriginal Affairs; Electoral Affairs

    Play and shade rules for WA primary schools

    21/07/2016 12:00 PM
     
    • 61 public primary schools to receive new playgrounds and shade sails
    • Up to $20,000 per school as part of a $7 million Liberal National Government program 

    Primary school students at 61 public schools around the State will soon have more reason to keep active and have fun during recess and lunch times.

     

    Education Minister Peter Collier today announced the schools would share in $1 million of funding this year for new playgrounds and shade shelters.

     

    Mr Collier, who today visited Weld Square Primary School in Morley, said encouraging students to be active was important in developing lifelong healthy habits.

     

    "Children should be excited about moving around and being outdoors.  Providing play spaces keeps them moving and helps their development and learning," he said.

     

    "This funding will allow these schools to build more play areas, including nature playgrounds, as well as install shade structures."

     

    Weld Square Primary School has a fun approach to keeping students active.  The school has two outdoor ping pong tables as well as a giant chess board.

     

    "The playground equipment at Weld Square Primary School is fantastic for the students but can't be used to its full capacity because the area isn't shaded," the Minister said.

     

    "$20,000 will help the school to install the shade structure it needs for students to be active and play ping pong and chess throughout the year."

     

    Fact File

    • Since 2011, 423 schools have received $7 million for playground equipment and shade structures
    • A complete list of schools to receive funding this year for new playgrounds and shade sails is below
    • For more information, visit http://biggerpicture.education.wa.edu.au  

    Minister's office - 6552 6300

     

    Schools receiving playground equipment and shade structure funding in 2016-17
    School Amount
    Banksia Grove Primary School$20,000
    Bannister Creek Primary School$15,000
    Baynton West Primary School$20,000
    Binnu Primary School$10,000
    Borden Primary School$10,000
    Boyanup Primary School$20,000
    Campbell Primary School$20,000
    Castlereagh School$20,000
    Cervantes Primary School$10,000
    Christmas Island District High School$20,000
    Clarkson Primary School$20,000
    Clayton View Primary School$20,000
    Clifton Park Primary School$20,000
    Comet Bay Primary School$5,000
    Coorow Primary School$10,000
    Cowaramup Primary School$20,000
    Creaney Primary School$20,000
    Dandaragan Primary School$10,000
    Duncraig Primary School$20,000
    East Victoria Park Primary School$20,000
    East Wanneroo Primary School$20,000
    Eddystone Primary School$20,000
    Eden Hill Primary School$20,000
    Ellenbrook Primary School$20,000
    Forrestfield Primary School$20,000
    Gladys Newton School$10,000
    Glen Huon Primary School$20,000
    Harvey Primary School$20,000
    Heathridge Primary School$20,000
    Kalumburu Remote Community School$20,000
    Katanning Primary School$20,000
    Kinross Primary School$20,000
    Kondinin Primary School$10,000
    Kukerin Primary School$10,000
    Leonora District High School$10,000
    Malibu School$20,000
    Mingenew Primary School$10,000
    Moorditj Noongar Community College$10,000
    Moorine Rock Primary School$10,000
    Mosman Park Primary School$20,000
    Mount Helena Primary School$10,000
    North Beach Primary School$20,000
    North Kalgoorlie Primary School$20,000
    North Woodvale Primary School$20,000
    Pia Wadjarri Remote Community School$10,000
    Poseidon Primary School$20,000
    Roebuck Primary School$20,000
    Roseworth Primary School$20,000
    Samson Primary School$20,000
    Scaddan Primary School$20,000
    Sir David Brand School$10,000
    South Stirling Primary School$10,000
    Springfield Primary School$20,000
    Tammin Primary School$10,000
    Trayning Primary School$10,000
    Waikiki Primary School$20,000
    Wanneroo Primary School$20,000
    Weld Square Primary School$20,000
    West Balcatta Primary School$20,000
    West Greenwood Primary School$20,000
    Wyndham District High School$20,000

     

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