Hon Sue Ellery BA MLC

Hon Sue Ellery BA MLC

Minister for Education and Training

Hon Dave Kelly BA MLA

Hon Dave Kelly BA MLA

Minister for Water; Forestry; Youth

    Small primary schools to receive big boost in science resources

    27/06/2018 10:00 AM
    • Selected public primary schools with a maximum of 100 students will receive funding grants for science equipment and resources
    • Continues the McGowan Government's focus on STEM for economic growth and WA jobs 

    More than 60 small public primary schools will receive funding from the McGowan Government to equip their schools with much needed science resources.


    The schools, each with a maximum of 100 students, will receive a science resources grant to purchase equipment for their classrooms such as telescopes, salinity testing kits, raised garden beds, lego kits, solar/photovoltaic cell kits and petri dishes.


    Having science resources in their classrooms will help students develop STEM skills such as teamwork, problem solving, creativity, independent thinking, critical analysis, initiative and communication.


    Igniting an interest in science in primary school students will encourage them to continue that study in secondary school, ensuring they are job-ready when they start to enter the workforce in the late 2020s or early 2030s.


    A total of 36 schools with less than 50 students will receive a grant of $5,000; 25 schools with up to 100 students will receive $10,000.


    The science resources grants complement other McGowan Government commitments in STEM, including $17 million for science laboratories in up to 200 public primary schools, making coding part of the school curriculum and the first ever State STEM skills strategy.


    Comments attributed to Education and Training Minister Sue Ellery:


    "This investment will ensure teachers have access to science equipment that allows them to deliver STEM subjects in an exciting and innovative way for students.  


    "We want our young people to develop an interest in science that continues throughout their schooling, and puts them in the best possible place to take up the job opportunities of the future."


    Comments attributed to Science Minister Dave Kelly:


    "By 2030, it is estimated that workers will spend double the amount of time solving problems and 77 per cent more time using science and mathematics skills.


    "These grants complement the McGowan Government's initial investment of $3.3 million to begin delivery of the State's first STEM skills strategy, including providing professional development for more than 1,000 teachers in low socioeconomic public schools."


    Education and Training Minister's office - 6552 5700

    Science Minister's office - 6552 6100


    School nameSuburb/TownEducation regionEnrolmentGrant
    Coolgardie Primary SchoolCoolgardieGoldfields45$5,000
    Hopetoun Primary SchoolHopetounGoldfields53$10,000
    Jerdacuttup Primary SchoolRavensthorpeGoldfields8$5,000
    Kambalda Primary SchoolKambalda EastGoldfields91$10,000
    Laverton SchoolLavertonGoldfields66$10,000
    Leinster Community SchoolLeinsterGoldfields90$10,000
    Munglinup Primary SchoolMunglinupGoldfields15$5,000
    O'Connor Education Support CentreBoulderGoldfields29$5,000
    Binnu Primary SchoolBinnuMid-West22$5,000
    Cervantes Primary SchoolCervantesMid-West43$5,000
    Dandaragan Primary SchoolDandaraganMid-West35$5,000
    Eneabba Primary SchoolEneabbaMid-West24$5,000
    Three Springs Primary SchoolThree SpringsMid-West70$10,000
    Joondalup Education Support CentreJoondalupNorth Metro65$10,000
    Merriwa Education Support CentreMerriwaNorth Metro40$5,000
    Moorditj Noongar Community CollegeMidlandNorth Metro92$10,000
    Waddington Primary SchoolKoondoolaNorth Metro86$10,000
    Westminster Education Support CentreWestminsterNorth Metro50$5,000
    Wooroloo Primary SchoolWoorolooNorth Metro66$10,000
    Marble Bar Primary SchoolMarble BarPilbara23$5,000
    Onslow Primary SchoolOnslowPilbara80$10,000
    Pannawonica Primary SchoolPannawonicaPilbara100$10,000
    Canning Vale Education Support CentreCanning ValeSouth Metro37$5,000
    Carson Street SchoolEast Victoria ParkSouth Metro68$10,000
    Cloverdale Education Support CentreCloverdaleSouth Metro50$5,000
    Coolbellup Learning CentreCoolbellupSouth Metro25$5,000
    Dwellingup Primary SchoolDwellingupSouth Metro58$10,000
    Jarrahdale Primary SchoolJarrahdaleSouth Metro80$10,000
    Koorana Education Support CentreWarnbroSouth Metro19$5,000
    Rockingham Beach Education Support CentreRockinghamSouth Metro56$10,000
    Southwell Primary SchoolHamilton HillSouth Metro83$10,000
    Spearwood Alternative SchoolSpearwoodSouth Metro95$10,000
    Augusta Primary SchoolAugustaSouth-West60$10,000
    Bremer Bay Primary SchoolBremer BaySouth-West27$5,000
    Djidi Djidi Aboriginal SchoolBunburySouth-West100$10,000
    Frankland River Primary SchoolFrankland RiverSouth-West70$10,000
    Greenbushes Primary SchoolGreenbushesSouth-West24$5,000
    Kendenup Primary SchoolKendenupSouth-West71$10,000
    Kirup Primary SchoolKirupSouth-West24$5,000
    Mount Manypeaks Primary SchoolManypeaksSouth-West32$5,000
    River Valley Primary SchoolBurekupSouth-West100$10,000
    South Stirling Primary SchoolSouth StirlingSouth-West27$5,000
    Spencer Park Education Support CentreAlbanySouth-West33$5,000
    Walpole Primary SchoolWalpoleSouth-West43$5,000
    Wellstead Primary SchoolWellsteadSouth-West26$5,000
    Babakin Primary SchoolBabakinWheatbelt10$5,000
    Bencubbin Primary SchoolBencubbinWheatbelt24$5,000
    Bolgart Primary SchoolBolgartWheatbelt37$5,000
    Cadoux Primary SchoolCadouxWheatbelt23$5,000
    Darkan Primary SchoolDarkanWheatbelt89$10,000
    Goomalling Primary SchoolGoomallingWheatbelt58$10,000
    Kalannie Primary SchoolKalannieWheatbelt37$5,000
    Kondinin Primary SchoolKondininWheatbelt22$5,000
    Kukerin Primary SchoolKukerinWheatbelt43$5,000
    Meckering Primary SchoolMeckeringWheatbelt34$5,000
    Miling Primary SchoolMilingWheatbelt34$5,000
    Trayning Primary SchoolTrayningWheatbelt12$5,000
    Woodanilling Primary SchoolWoodanillingWheatbelt15$5,000
    Wundowie Primary SchoolWundowieWheatbelt88$10,000
    Yealering Primary SchoolYealeringWheatbelt21$5,000
    Yerecoin Primary SchoolYerecoinWheatbelt45$5,000