Mark McGowan

Mark McGowan

Minister for Education and Training; South West

    New classrooms for booming Baldivis

    25/07/2008 12:00 AM
     

    Baldivis Primary School is set for a $3.5million upgrade to its classroom facilities, thanks to a rapidly growing local population.

     

    Education and Training Minister Mark McGowan said it was anticipated the project would be completed by April 2010.

     

    “There are currently 15 residential developments under way within Baldivis Primary School’s intake area, which will significantly boost the number of students enrolling at the school,” Mr McGowan said.

     

    “The upgrade will include three new early childhood education classrooms, additional general classrooms and associated toilet and storage facilities - replacing existing transportable classrooms and catering for the increasing number of students at the school.”

     

    Planning for the classroom upgrade will begin this term, following the appointment of an architect, and construction is expected to start mid-2009.

     

    It closely follows the construction of new library facilities at the school, which opened in May this year.

     

    The library facilities included a new technology centre with 28 computers, room for two classes to work, storage space and an area for staff professional learning.

     

    Peel MLA Paul Papalia said the upgrade to Baldivis Primary School’s classrooms would further improve an already great school.

     

    “Baldivis Primary enjoys the benefits of a rich history, beautiful bush setting and a supportive school community,” Mr Papalia said.

     

    “This upgrade of facilities can only serve to further enhance what is already a wonderful learning environment.”

     

    There are currently 373 students in Kindergarten to Year Seven at Baldivis Primary School.

     

    Mr McGowan said the Carpenter Government was spending $1.41billion on school infrastructure projects across Western Australia.

     

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