Hon Sue Ellery BA MLC

Hon Sue Ellery BA MLC

Minister for Education and Training

    Science a centrepiece for all future WA primary schools

    9/12/2021 7:05 AM
    • Primary School design brief updated to include dedicated science classroom
    • All new primary schools opening from 2024 will include a science classroom
    • This is in addition to a new $18.2 million primary school science program to upgrade schools across the State
    • Part of McGowan Government's election commitment to supporting high-quality science facilities and resources in primary schools 

    All newly constructed public primary schools opening from 2024 and beyond will have a dedicated science classroom built into the school to inspire student learning.


    Education and Training Minister Sue Ellery today announced the new modification to the design of public primary schools, which will further support science teaching and learning.


    The purpose-built science rooms in new schools will have work stations, adjustable benches, sinks, special non-slip floors, store rooms and access to a courtyard.


    This innovative adjustment to the construction of primary schools is in addition to the McGowan Government's $18.2 million primary school science program election commitment.


    More than 400 public primary schools across WA will benefit and, as part of the package, those schools will have access to science resource grants to enable them to boost their science education equipment and materials.


    This investment builds on the previous election commitment, where 200 public schools around the State had classrooms transformed into science laboratories and were provided a $25,000 science equipment and resources grant.


    Comments attributed to Education and Training Minister Sue Ellery:


    "I'm pleased we can continue to provide greater opportunities for young people to discover their love of science by ensuring all new primary schools are built with modern science classrooms.


    "Turning primary school classrooms into science labs is another way to inspire students' love of learning and this program will continue for more than 400 primary schools.


    "High-quality facilities and resources in science, technology, engineering and maths are important to prepare students for jobs of the future."


    Minister's office - 6552 5700