School ready for future challenges

Principal Alan Hunt, deputy principal Fiona Davidson and Year 11 students Jordan Johnson and Katie Seery at the school’s new facilities. Picture: Jon Hewson www.communitypix.com.au d411196
Principal Alan Hunt, deputy principal Fiona Davidson and Year 11 students Jordan Johnson and Katie Seery at the school’s new facilities. Picture: Jon Hewson www.communitypix.com.au d411196

The $7 million facility, built with Royalties for Regions funding, replaces a building constructed in the 1960s.

Education Minister Peter Collier said the new buildings were the latest in a string of improvements in recent years to bring the 92-year-old school up to contemporary standards.

‘Students across all year groups now have access to the latest woodwork, metalwork, automotive and food technology equipment, in two spacious, modern buildings,’ Mr Collier said.

The Minister said the school had a proud heritage of providing high-quality education to local students as well as those from outlying towns and farming areas.

Regional Development Minister Brendon Grylls said $7 million of Royalties for Regions funding was allocated to Pinjarra Senior High School to establish facilities for contemporary and specialist subject areas.

‘With a growing number of Pinjarra’s senior students choosing to undertake studies that combine school, Tafe and employment, the new facilities will enable the school to continue to meet the needs of its students,’ Mr Grylls said.

The new facilities include woodwork, metalwork and automotive workshops, two food studios, a textiles studio, a machine and design planning room, staff room and covered courtyard.