Premier visits schools in Southern River, Harrisdale

Left to right: Southern River College principal Everal Miocevich, premier Mark McGowan, Education and Training minister Sue Ellery and Southern River MLA Terry Healy.
Left to right: Southern River College principal Everal Miocevich, premier Mark McGowan, Education and Training minister Sue Ellery and Southern River MLA Terry Healy.

SOUTHERN River College students will soon have access to new sport, STEM and performing arts facilities as construction begins on an $8.4 million upgrade.

The construction project, which will include a new science and STEM facility, performing arts centre and sports hall, was officially launched on Thursday when a raft of dignitaries including Premier Mark McGowan, education and training minister Sue Ellery, Southern River MLA Terry Healy and Burt MHR Matt Keogh visited the school for the official sod turning ceremony.

Ms Ellery said it would be transformed into a state-of-the-art school with modern facilities.

“The new STEM facilities will provide students with opportunities to continue their specialist studies in mechatronics, electronics, chemistry, physics, earth sciences and biological sciences,” she said.

Jandakot MLA Yaz Mubarakai with premier Mark McGowan at the site of Harrisdale’s future primary school.

Mr McGowan was also in Harrisdale the same morning to announce WA-owned Carabiner as the architects for the yet-to-be-built $20.5 million primary school on Reilly Road, Harrisdale, which is due to open for kindergarten and pre-primary in 2020.

Stage two will open in 2021 with the school to cater for up to 540 students from kindergarten to Year 6.