Schools open upgraded facilities

Premier Mark McGowan, Morley SHS principal Sue Gilchrist and Morley MLA Amber-Jade Sanderson.
Premier Mark McGowan, Morley SHS principal Sue Gilchrist and Morley MLA Amber-Jade Sanderson.

SCHOOLS in the eastern suburbs unveiled new facilities as part of a tour from the Premier and other State Government representatives last week.

Premier Mark McGowan joined Morley MLA Amber-Jade Sanderson at Morley Senior High School on February 27 to open the school’s new undercover playing courts and assembly area and refurbished staff study area.

These upgraded facilities cost the State Government $1.5 million.

As part of the upgrades, the school will also receive $550,000 to improve its design and technology facilities.

The project is in early stages and is expected to be completed in June next year.

Mr McGowan said investments into schools would ensure facilities remained at the highest standard for kids.

Ms Sanderson said before the upgrades, the school had no space for whole school assemblies.

“Morley Senior High School now has a purpose built space for students to play sports and hold assemblies that can be used all year round,” she said.

“We have fantastic public schools in our local area and I am proud to be part of a Government that invests in facilities for our students and teachers.”

Cheryl Townsend, West Swan MLA Rita Saffioti, Minister for Education and Training Sue Ellery and Ballajura Community College Principal Leigh Cottrill.

Meanwhile, Education Minister Sue Ellery and West Swan MLA Rita Saffioti were out in Ballajura for two events on the same day.

They first opened Ballajura Primary School’s $3.2 million early childhood centre and playground.

The centre has 95 kindergarten and 85 pre-primary students.

Ms Ellery and Ms Saffioti then travelled to Ballajura Community College to unveil the new performing arts theatre.

The centre, worth $5 million, has 256 retractable seats, a music ensemble room, a dedicated room for audio visual equipment and an entry foyer.

Student performers in the choir, dance troupes, concert bands and ensembles will be using theatre.

Ms Saffioti said local primary schools would also benefit from theatre at the college.

“The new performing arts theatre will not only be a great asset for Ballajura Community College, but also for the wider Ballajura community,” she said.

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