Mark McGowan

Mark McGowan

Minister for Education and Training; South West

    New facilities on track at Newton Moore Senior High School

    5/08/2008 12:00 AM

    Students at Newton Moore Senior High School in Bunbury are beginning to reap the benefits of a $12.9million upgrade to their school.


    Visiting the school today to see the progress of the construction program, Education and Training Minister Mark McGowan said the new and refurbished facilities were expected to be completed by December.


    “Newton Moore Senior High School is going through an exciting time, with some major changes which will improve the learning environment for staff and students significantly,” Mr McGowan said.


    “In addition to the plans we originally announced in 2004, a new classroom block is now being built and the roof of the manual arts block has been replaced.


    “As it is now a science specialist school, the upcoming refurbishment of the science and food technology rooms will provide a tremendous boost to the excellent environmental and physical science programs on offer.”


    The facilities, designed by Edgar Idle Wade and Kent Lyon Architects and built by Pindan Pty Ltd, are being occupied progressively as they are completed.


    South-West MLC Adele Farina said the new library resource centre, new toilet, shower and change room facilities and a new cafeteria were complete and already in use.


    Ms Farina said further works to be completed by December include:


    ·        improvements to student services;

    ·        refurbished science and food technology rooms;

    ·        relocation of kiln facilities;

    ·        new classroom block; and

    ·        relocation of the aquaculture environmental compound.


    Mr McGowan said the new facilities are part of the Carpenter Government’s commitment to improving public schools throughout Western Australia.


    “We are in the process of building a world-class education system and that means giving students the best schools with the best facilities and resources to enhance learning,” the Minister said.


    The Carpenter Government is spending $1.41billion on school infrastructure projects across Western Australia.


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