Schools cash in on maintenance funding

Bayswater Primary School. Picture: David Baylis
Bayswater Primary School. Picture: David Baylis

TEN schools in the eastern suburbs have been awarded State Government funding for vital maintenance works.

Hampton Senior High School received $764,436 for structural works, classroom upgrades and design and technology upgrades.

Morley Senior High School ($633,516), Bassendean Primary School ($429,107), Cyril Jackson Senior Campus ($333,188) and Kiara College ($219,340) were among the highest grant recipients, with funds for structural works, design and technology upgrades, playing surface upgrades, classroom upgrades and toilet upgrades respectively.

Maylands Peninsula Primary School ($70,8181), Eden Hill Primary School ($64,507), Bayswater Primary School ($53,019), Embleton Primary School ($26,000) and Weld Square Primary School ($26,000) also received funding for maintenance works.

The grants are part of the State Government’s $200 million school package to address high priority maintenance works listed in Building Condition Assessment reports.

Hampton Senior High School.

Hampton Senior High School principal Steve Beaton said the funds would be used to improve infrastructure that required attention.

Cyril Jackson Senior Campus principal Dr Karen Read said the campus was established in 1961, so maintenance was always needed.

“The allocation of these funds will enable us to redirect other funding and focus on the school’s teaching and learning programs,” she said.

Bayswater Primary School principal Craig Skinner said the school was pleased to receive the funding.

“As one of the state’s oldest schools – 125 years – there is an ongoing need to maintain the upkeep of the buildings and grounds,” he said.

Bassendean Primary School principal Jacqueline Varris said she was delighted to receive funds.

Meanwhile, nine schools in the West Swan state electorate including Ballajura Community College, Ballajura Primary School, Caversham Primary School and South Ballajura Primary School, shared more than $1.6 million in funding.

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