Mark McGowan

Mark McGowan

Minister for Education and Training; South West

    New school to replace Deanmore Primary School

    7/08/2008 12:00 AM

    Education and Training Minister Mark McGowan today announced that a new

    $14.25million school would be built to replace Deanmore Primary School.


    Mr McGowan said the school would be built on the existing Deanmore Road site in Karrinyup and is expected to open in February 2011.


    “The existing school is old and tired and expensive to maintain,” he said.


    “While the new school is being built on part of the site, the old Deanmore Primary School will continue to operate normally and it will then be demolished once students move into their new classrooms.”


    The Minister said there were 301 children at the school but the new school would cater for up to 480 students in anticipation of residential redevelopment.


    North Metropolitan Region MLC Ken Travers said the new school would have 13 classrooms, three early childhood classrooms and a library resource centre.


    Furthermore, the offsite kindergarten will become part of the new buildings at Deanmore,” Mr Travers said.


    “The school will also have a covered assembly area, canteen and facilities for music, art, craft, administration and staff.


    “It will also feature the latest computer technology, including fibre optic cabling and wireless network with high-speed internet access.


    “I would like to thank the local parent body for the keen interest they have shown in their local school.”


    Planning and consultation for the new school is expected to start this term, following the appointment of an architect.


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


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


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