- An additional 100 primary school classrooms are to be converted into science labs in 2020 and 2021
- The McGowan Government is delivering a key election commitment to focus on science in schools
The second round of 100 public primary schools has been selected to have existing classrooms converted into science laboratories to give students hands-on, high-quality science lessons.
The McGowan Government's $17 million election commitment includes $12 million to transform 200 existing primary school classrooms into science laboratories by 2021, with an additional $5 million for resources.
Each school has identified an area to be transformed into a science laboratory.
In addition, each school will receive $25,000 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.
The next 100 successful schools were announced today during a visit to the newly transformed science lab at Sutherland Dianella Primary School, one of the primary schools selected in the first round.
The new science laboratory has created a flexible and adaptive space for science to be taught, using a range of science resources.
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.
Comments attributed to Education and Training Minister Sue Ellery:
"We know how important it is for today's students to understand the concepts taught in science, technology, engineering and mathematics for their future job prospects.
"These dedicated laboratories and resources enable schools to give students a feel for the interesting world of science from a young age.
"The vibrant learning environment in the new science lab at Sutherland Dianella Primary School is a fantastic example of what the next round of schools can look forward to."
Comments attributed to Science Minister Dave Kelly:
"The McGowan Government is investing in science to ensure Western Australians have the right skills for the jobs of the future.
"Having access to modern laboratories in primary school will encourage an interest in science from a young age, which will hopefully last a lifetime."
Comments attributed to Mount Lawley MLA Simon Millman:
"The McGowan Government is preparing WA kids for the jobs of the future.
"Sutherland Dianella Primary School has a strong STEM focus which is integrated across all learning areas, and the newly converted laboratory means a greater learning experience for students.
"I'm thrilled Yokine Primary School has been successful in the next round and will have a classroom converted to a science lab by 2021 - WA's next generation will be inspired and supported right here in our community."
Education and Training Minister's office - 6552 5700
Science Minister's office - 6552 6100
Round two successful schools (2020-21)
|Adam Road Primary School||South-West|
|Albany Primary School||South-West|
|Bluff Point Primary School||Mid-West|
|Boyanup Primary School||South-West|
|Broome North Primary School||Kimberley|
|Bunbury Primary School||South-West|
|Busselton Primary School||South-West|
|Capel Primary School||South-West|
|Clifton Park Primary School||South-West|
|Cooinda Primary School||South-West|
|Dardanup Primary School||South-West|
|Donnybrook District High School||South-West|
|Dunsborough Primary School||South-West|
|East Kalgoorlie Primary School||Goldfields|
|Geraldton Primary School||Mid-West|
|Kalgoorlie Primary School||Goldfields|
|Katanning Primary School||Wheatbelt|
|Little Grove Primary School||South-West|
|Millars Well Primary School||Pilbara|
|Mount Tarcoola Primary School||Mid-West|
|North Kalgoorlie Primary School||Goldfields|
|Northam Primary School||Wheatbelt|
|Paraburdoo Primary School||Pilbara|
|Parkfield Primary School||South-West|
|Pegs Creek Primary School||Pilbara|
|Pingelly Primary School||Wheatbelt|
|Rangeway Primary School||Mid-West|
|Rapids Landing Primary School||South-West|
|Roebuck Primary School||Kimberley|
|South Kalgoorlie Primary School||Goldfields|
|Tom Price Primary School||Pilbara|
|West Busselton Primary School||South-West|
|Wickham Primary School||Pilbara|
|Williams Primary School||Wheatbelt|
|Yakamia Primary School||South-West|
|Alinjarra Primary School||North Metropolitan|
|Anzac Terrace Primary School||North Metropolitan|
|Ashdale Primary School||North Metropolitan|
|Attadale Primary School||South Metropolitan|
|Balcatta Primary School||North Metropolitan|
|Bassendean Primary School||North Metropolitan|
|Belmay Primary School||South Metropolitan|
|Bentley Primary School||South Metropolitan|
|Booragoon Primary School||South Metropolitan|
|Boyare Primary School||North Metropolitan|
|Bull Creek Primary School||South Metropolitan|
|Burrendah Primary School||South Metropolitan|
|Camboon Primary School||North Metropolitan|
|Carlisle Primary School||South Metropolitan|
|Carramar Primary School||North Metropolitan|
|Caversham Primary School||North Metropolitan|
|Charthouse Primary School||South Metropolitan|
|City Beach Primary School||North Metropolitan|
|Currambine Primary School||North Metropolitan|
|Deanmore Primary School||North Metropolitan|
|Duncraig Primary School||North Metropolitan|
|East Wanneroo Primary School||North Metropolitan|
|Edgewater Primary School||North Metropolitan|
|Embleton Primary School||North Metropolitan|
|Falls Road Primary School||South Metropolitan|
|Forrestdale Primary School||South Metropolitan|
|Freshwater Bay Primary School||North Metropolitan|
|Gidgegannup Primary School||North Metropolitan|
|Glencoe Primary School||South Metropolitan|
|Gooseberry Hill Primary School||South Metropolitan|
|Halidon Primary School||North Metropolitan|
|Harmony Primary School||South Metropolitan|
|High Wycombe Primary School||South Metropolitan|
|Hillcrest Primary School||North Metropolitan|
|Hilton Primary School||South Metropolitan|
|Landsdale Primary School||North Metropolitan|
|Leeming Primary School||South Metropolitan|
|Mandurah Primary School||South Metropolitan|
|Midvale Primary School||North Metropolitan|
|Morley Primary School||North Metropolitan|
|Mount Helena Primary School||North Metropolitan|
|North Balga Primary School||North Metropolitan|
|North Mandurah Primary School||South Metropolitan|
|North Morley Primary School||North Metropolitan|
|Osborne Primary School||North Metropolitan|
|Palmyra Primary School||South Metropolitan|
|Piara Waters Primary School||South Metropolitan|
|Quinns Beach Primary School||North Metropolitan|
|Rossmoyne Primary School||South Metropolitan|
|Safety Bay Primary School||South Metropolitan|
|Secret Harbour Primary School||South Metropolitan|
|South Lake Primary School||South Metropolitan|
|South Perth Primary School||South Metropolitan|
|South Thornlie Primary School||South Metropolitan|
|Springfield Primary School||North Metropolitan|
|Success Primary School||South Metropolitan|
|Takari Primary School||North Metropolitan|
|Waikiki Primary School||South Metropolitan|
|Wanneroo Primary School||North Metropolitan|
|Weld Square Primary School||North Metropolitan|
|West Greenwood Primary School||North Metropolitan|
|West Leederville Primary School||North Metropolitan|
|Woodland Grove Primary School||South Metropolitan|
|Woodvale Primary School||North Metropolitan|
|Yokine Primary School||North Metropolitan|