Hon Sue Ellery BA MLC

Hon Sue Ellery BA MLC

Minister for Education and Training

    WA primary school classrooms to be converted into science labs

    24/11/2017 10:05 AM
    • 100 primary school classrooms to be converted into science labs in 2018 and 2019
    • A further 100 primary schools to be selected for 2020
    • The McGowan Government is delivering a key election commitment to focus on science in schools 

    The first round of 100 public primary schools has been selected to have existing classrooms converted into science laboratories to prepare student for jobs of the future.


    The McGowan Labor Government's $17 million election commitment included $12 million to transform 200 existing primary school classrooms into science laboratories by 2021, with an additional $5 million for resources.


    Education and Training Minister Sue Ellery announced the successful schools today at Connolly Primary School, one of the primary schools selected in the first round.


    Each school has identified an area to be transformed into a science laboratory from the $12 million investment.


    In addition, each school will receive $25,000 from the $5 million allocation, to purchase laboratory equipment and resources such as 3D models of the solar system and human anatomy, digital microscopes, 3D printers, virtual reality headsets, robotics kits and renewable energy kits.


    Primary schools across Western Australia - from the Kimberley to the Great Southern - put up their hands for the program. Schools were selected based on their plans to grow and improve science education at their schools to skill students for the jobs of the future.


    Half of the allocated schools are from low socio-economic areas where students are often disadvantaged by not having access to science facilities.


    Comments attributed to Education and Training Minister Sue Ellery:


    "It is vital for today's students to understand the concepts taught in science, technology, engineering and mathematics for their future job prospects.


    "We want to ignite an interest in science in WA children from a young age so they continue with that study in secondary school and are job-ready when they start to enter the workforce in the late 2020s or early 2030s.


    "Even those students who don't become science practitioners will benefit from the generic skills science subjects teach them - teamwork, problem solving, creativity, independent thinking, critical analysis, initiative and communication.


    "Delivering on our $17 million election commitment means students across the State will now be able to learn those skills in modern, well-equipped laboratories."


    Minister's office - 6552 5700


                                                                         Round one successful schools (2018-19)


    Esperance Primary SchoolEsperanceGoldfields
    Hannans Primary SchoolKalgoorlieGoldfields
    Nulsen Primary SchoolEsperanceGoldfields
    O'Connor Primary SchoolKalgoorlieGoldfields
    Bayulu Remote Community SchoolFitzroy CrossingKimberley
    Allendale Primary SchoolGeraldtonMidwest
    Alkimos Beach Primary SchoolAlkimos North Metropolitan
    Ashfield Primary SchoolAshfieldNorth Metropolitan
    Ballajura Primary SchoolBallajuraNorth Metropolitan
    Bambara Primary SchoolPadburyNorth Metropolitan
    Beaumaris Primary SchoolOcean ReefNorth Metropolitan
    Beldon Primary SchoolBeldonNorth Metropolitan
    Bindoon Primary SchoolBindoonNorth Metropolitan
    Clarkson Primary SchoolClarksonNorth Metropolitan
    Clayton View Primary SchoolKoongamiaNorth Metropolitan
    Connolly Primary SchoolConnollyNorth Metropolitan
    Dalmain Primary SchoolKingsleyNorth Metropolitan
    Dryandra Primary SchoolMirrabookaNorth Metropolitan
    Glendale Primary SchoolHamersleyNorth Metropolitan
    Hampton Park Primary SchoolMorleyNorth Metropolitan
    Herne Hill Primary SchoolHerne HillNorth Metropolitan
    Highgate Primary SchoolHighgateNorth Metropolitan
    Hudson Park Primary SchoolGirrawheenNorth Metropolitan
    Inglewood Primary SchoolInglewoodNorth Metropolitan
    Joondalup Primary SchoolJoondalupNorth Metropolitan
    Koondoola Primary SchoolKoondoolaNorth Metropolitan
    Lake Monger Primary SchoolWembleyNorth Metropolitan
    Marmion Primary SchoolMarmionNorth Metropolitan
    Merriwa Primary SchoolMerriwaNorth Metropolitan
    Middle Swan Primary SchoolStrattonNorth Metropolitan
    Mindarie Primary SchoolMindarieNorth Metropolitan
    Mount Claremont Primary SchoolMount ClaremontNorth Metropolitan
    Newborough Primary SchoolKarrinyupNorth Metropolitan
    Nollamara Primary SchoolNollamaraNorth Metropolitan
    North Beach Primary SchoolNorth BeachNorth Metropolitan
    North Woodvale Primary SchoolWoodvaleNorth Metropolitan
    Ocean Reef Primary SchoolOcean ReefNorth Metropolitan
    Rosalie Primary SchoolShenton ParkNorth Metropolitan
    Roseworth Primary SchoolGirrawheenNorth Metropolitan
    Sawyers Valley Primary SchoolSawyers ValleyNorth Metropolitan
    Subiaco Primary SchoolSubiacoNorth Metropolitan
    Sutherland Dianella Primary SchoolDianellaNorth Metropolitan
    Swan View Primary SchoolSwan ViewNorth Metropolitan
    Tapping Primary SchoolTappingNorth Metropolitan
    Westminster Primary School and Westminster Junior Primary SchoolWestminsterNorth Metropolitan
    Woodlands Primary SchoolWoodlandsNorth Metropolitan
    Woodlupine Primary SchoolForrestfieldNorth Metropolitan
    Yanchep Lagoon Primary SchoolYanchepNorth Metropolitan
    Yuluma Primary SchoolInnalooNorth Metropolitan
    Baler Primary SchoolSouth HedlandPilbara
    Dampier Primary SchoolDampierPilbara
    Karratha Primary SchoolKarrathaPilbara
    South Hedland Primary SchoolSouth HedlandPilbara
    Tambrey Primary SchoolKarrathaPilbara
    Applecross Primary SchoolApplecrossSouth Metropolitan
    Armadale Primary SchoolArmadaleSouth Metropolitan
    Ashburton Drive Primary SchoolGosnellsSouth Metropolitan
    Baldivis Gardens Primary SchoolBaldivisSouth Metropolitan
    Belmont Primary SchoolBelmontSouth Metropolitan
    Bertram Primary SchoolBertramSouth Metropolitan
    Bicton Primary SchoolBictonSouth Metropolitan
    Brookman Primary SchoolLangfordSouth Metropolitan
    Bungaree Primary SchoolRockinghamSouth Metropolitan
    Calista Primary SchoolCalistaSouth Metropolitan
    Canning Vale Primary SchoolCanning ValeSouth Metropolitan
    Caralee Community SchoolWillageeSouth Metropolitan
    Carcoola Primary SchoolPinjarraSouth Metropolitan
    Challis Community Primary SchoolArmadaleSouth Metropolitan
    Dudley Park Primary SchoolMandurahSouth Metropolitan
    East Maddington Primary SchoolMaddingtonSouth Metropolitan
    East Waikiki Primary SchoolCooloongupSouth Metropolitan
    Edney Primary SchoolHigh WycombeSouth Metropolitan
    Greenfields Primary SchoolGreenfieldsSouth Metropolitan
    Halls Head Primary SchoolHalls HeadSouth Metropolitan
    Hillman Primary SchoolHillmanSouth Metropolitan
    Kalamunda Primary SchoolKalamundaSouth Metropolitan
    Koorana Primary SchoolWarnbroSouth Metropolitan
    Makybe Rise Primary SchoolBaldivisSouth Metropolitan
    Medina Primary SchoolMedinaSouth Metropolitan
    Mount Pleasant Primary SchoolMount PleasantSouth Metropolitan
    Orange Grove Primary SchoolOrange GroveSouth Metropolitan
    Orelia Primary SchoolOreliaSouth Metropolitan
    Rivervale Primary SchoolRivervaleSouth Metropolitan
    Rockingham Lakes Primary SchoolPort KennedySouth Metropolitan
    Warnbro Primary SchoolWarnbroSouth Metropolitan
    Westfield Park Primary SchoolCamilloSouth Metropolitan
    Yangebup Primary SchoolYangebupSouth Metropolitan
    East Hamilton Hill Primary School          Hamilton HillSouth Metropolitan
    Amaroo Primary SchoolCollieSouth West
    Fairview Primary SchoolCollieSouth West
    Flinders Park Primary SchoolAlbanySouth West
    Geographe Primary SchoolBusseltonSouth West
    Harvey Primary SchoolHarveySouth West
    Manjimup Primary SchoolManjimupSouth West
    Spencer Park Primary SchoolSpencer ParkSouth West
    Avonvale Primary SchoolNorthamWheatbelt
    Braeside Primary SchoolKatanningWheatbelt
    East Narrogin Primary SchoolNarroginWheatbelt
    Moora Primary SchoolMooraWheatbelt
    Narrogin Primary SchoolNarroginWheatbelt