Construction starts on Ellenbrook secondary school


Frank Alban and Peter Collier at the site of the new school.
Frank Alban and Peter Collier at the site of the new school.

A PUBLIC secondary school with capacity for more than 1400 students will open in Ellenbrook in 2018.

Construction has started at the campus on Maffina Parade in Ellenbrook’s north, near Ellenbrook District Open Space.

Education Minister Peter Collier and Swan Hills MLA Frank Alban toured the site last week.

“The new school will add to the already outstanding education facilities in the fast-growing suburb of Ellenbrook,” Mr Collier said.

“It will be equipped with the most up-to-date learning technology and permanent facilities for 1450 students in years 7 to 12 plus places for up to 85 students with disabilities and high needs.”

Project company EduWest will finance, design and build the school, and will maintain it for up to 31 years.

“One of the benefits of a public-private partnership is that principals and school staff do not have to manage or maintain school facilities, so they can focus more on students,” he said.

The Ellenbrook school is among four secondary schools set to be built under such a public-private partnership.

The others will be in Lakelands, Hammond Park and the second stage of Harrisdale.