Regional schools to receive new buildings

30 May, 2011 02:26 PM
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Denmark High School and Esperance Primary School students will benefit from new state-of-the-art facilities to be built at the schools.

Through the State Government Royalties for Regions program, Denmark High School has been allocated $7million for new specialist subject buildings.

Education Minister Liz Constable said the funds would provide a new library, science room and technology buildings thereby completing the school’s specialist subject facilities.

“These new buildings will enable students and teachers to learn and work in comfortable surroundings boasting the latest features,” Dr Constable said.

“They will ensure there is genuine equality of educational opportunity for children in regional areas. Denmark High School will have specialist subject facilities that are second to none.”

The project is expected to commence this year and be completed by December 2012.

The Minister said students at the nearby Western Australian College of Agriculture in Denmark would also benefit from the new facilities.

Esperance Primary School will have $10million spent on it through Royalties for Regions, completing the replacement school by mid-2012.

Building the Education Revolution funds of $3million have already provided a new library and four-classroom teaching block.

Regional Development Minister Brendon Grylls said regional schools were a priority for the State Government, with the recently released State Budget allocating $100.5million to refitting and rebuilding schools in regional areas.

“Students going to schools in regional and remote areas deserve buildings that are of the same high standard that students learning in metropolitan schools enjoy,” Mr Grylls said.

“This funding will allow for the completion of both Denmark High School and Esperance Primary School. These school communities can look forward to using state-of-the-art facilities long into the future.”

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