Mark McGowan

Mark McGowan

Minister for Education and Training; South West

    New $750,000 facility to provide cover for Challis students

    7/08/2008 12:00 AM

    Students at Challis Primary School and Challis Early Education Centre will soon be able to play in a new undercover area.


    While visiting the schools today, Education and Training Minister Mark McGowan announced that the State Government would spend $750,000 to construct a new covered assembly area by early 2010.


    Mr McGowan said the project also included the construction of a new canteen which would benefit the entire school community.


    “The two schools, which are jointly located on Braemore Street in Armadale, have a combined enrolment of 633 students from Kindergarten to Year Seven,” he said.


    “The covered assembly area will be brilliant for a range of official school functions and will also provide students with shade and shelter at recess and lunch times.”


    Armadale MLA Alannah MacTiernan said, “This is something we have wanted for a long time, and it will really improve the school experience for Challis kids.”


    New parking bays on Lowen Way:

    While at the schools, Mr McGowan and Ms MacTiernan viewed new parent parking bays on the Lowen Way verge.


    “The State Government contributed $23,400 to the project and the City of Armadale provided $20,000,” Ms MacTiernan said.


    “The State Government is spending another $36,949 to repair the front car park to further improve facilities at the schools.


    “Challis Primary School and Challis Early Childhood Education Centre have formed a new approach to education to ensure the children of the area get a high standard of learning.


    “The schools have successful programs to help families with young children feel confident and familiar with the school environment, to build the foundations for a good education.”


    Mr McGowan said the State Government was committed to enhancing education and training facilities for Western Australian students.


    “The State Government was spending $1.41billion over four years on school infrastructure projects across WA,” he said.


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