Applecross SHS upgrade nearly complete


Education Minister Peter Collier with Year 10 Applecross SHS students Kathy Deng and Daniel de Lima.
Education Minister Peter Collier with Year 10 Applecross SHS students Kathy Deng and Daniel de Lima.

New international standard tennis courts that were opened last month are part of a range of new facilities available to the nearly 1500 students and teachers at the school.

The improvements were funded by the State Government.

“Original 1958 buildings were extensively improved in line with heritage guidelines, and new buildings and facilities built – all while the school continued to operate,” Education Minister Peter Collier said.

“Six new ‘synpave’ tennis courts are of tournament quality and will serve students well in their quest to stay WA school champions – a title the school has held for 21 years.”

He said the school could now take its place in the community as a contemporary learning environment.

“The original gym has become a performing arts centre with seating for 220 people and a new arts building has wonderful exhibition spaces for student displays,” he said.

New and refurbished facilities include a design and technology building, administration area, cafeteria, library, science laboratories, food and textile studios, health and physical education classrooms, tiered auditorium and sports hall.

The school plans to hold an open day on Wednesday, May 4.