- Impressive new STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths) centre completed on schedule at Newton Moore Senior High School in Bunbury
- The $3 million project includes state-of-the-art upgrades of existing facilities and external landscaping
- A McGowan Government election commitment
Premier Mark McGowan and Education and Training Minister Sue Ellery have announced the completion of the impressive new $3 million STEM centre at Newton Moore Senior High School.
Works began on the refurbishment of the existing materials and technology building in July last year, with the project completed ahead of schedule, earlier this year.
Students now have access to a dedicated state-of-the-art STEM centre with engineering workshop, staff collaboration room, IT lab, storage areas, offices and kitchen facilities.
Class activities in the new facilities include coding, designing and building prototypes such as solar cars, model submarines and solar cookers, building drones, water filtration systems and agriculture science inventions.
Also included in the works were external landscaping around the centre and refurbishments to the existing design and technology classroom block.
The project was designed by MCG Architects and built by Devlyn Constructions.
The State Government is investing $452.8 million over this financial year to improve infrastructure in public schools and create jobs.
Comments attributed to Premier Mark McGowan:
"The McGowan Government made a range of election commitments aimed at strengthening science, technology, engineering and mathematics - STEM - education in WA's public schools.
"One of these commitments included the construction of a dedicated STEM centre at Newton Moore Senior High School in the heart of South Bunbury.
"This fantastic centre will enable students to have the very best learning environment as they aim for the diversity of jobs that will be needed in the future."
Comments attributed to Education and Training Minister Sue Ellery:
"Newton Moore Senior High School has a strong focus on STEM subjects and this new dedicated STEM centre will enable additional learning opportunities for students.
"I am excited to see a large project like this completed and I look forward to hearing about the successful learning that will come from these facilities.
"We are committed to making sure that no matter where they live students around Western Australia have access to the best possible facilities."
Comments attributed to Member for Bunbury Don Punch MLA:
"This has been a fantastic project for Bunbury in that it has been built by local companies, provided local jobs and has resulted in an amazing new education asset for our community.
"Newton Moore Senior High School has a strong track record of achieving outstanding results in science disciplines so there is no more deserving school to receive a new STEM centre.
"This is without doubt reward for effort for the teachers and students of Newton Moore and I expect to see even more exciting projects from them in the future as a result of this impressive new facility."
Premier's office - 6552 5000
Education Minister's office - 6552 5700