AN official sod turning ceremony has marked the start of construction on Hammond Park’s long awaited new high school.
Kwinana MLA Roger Cook was at the site of the new school on Friday to mark the start of construction for stage one, which will include an administration block, student services area, library, general classrooms, specialist science, design and technology space, textiles and visual art space and a performing arts centre for music, drama and dance.
Currently with the planning name Hammond Park Secondary School, the school will open for Year 7s in 2020 and will expand to include Year 12s by 2025.
Once complete, it will be able to cater to 1450 students.
Education minister Sue Ellery said it would be a modern school for local families.
“From 2020, this new school will provide a first class education for local secondary students in a growing area which is very popular with families,” she said.
“In recent years we have opened new primary schools in surrounding suburbs including Honeywood, Wellard, Piara Waters and Southern Grove, and the new secondary school at Hammond Park will be a great addition for local families.”