THE Education Department has released artist’s impressions of the future Yanchep secondary school, due to open in mid-2018.
The $50.4 million school on Marmion Avenue will initially cater for up to 725 students in Years 7 to 10, expanding to Year 11 in 2019 and Year 12 in 2020.
The department’s infrastructure executive director John Fischer said RJV Civil Construction recently completed forward works worth $4.041 million.
“The forward works included clearing some existing vegetation, rock excavation and earthworks, bore construction, drainage infrastructure and mains sewer installation,” he said.
“Ninety-five trees were retained and existing vegetation has been kept untouched in an area at the far northeast of the site for the benefit of the future school community.
“PS Structures was awarded the construction contract in September 2016.”
Mr Fischer said the first stage of the school would feature an administration block, student services and medical centre, library, staffroom, sports hall and staff area, cafeteria, gardener’s workshop and storage area, and parking.
He said the classroom buildings would include a science learning area and technology learning area for materials technology, food and textiles and digital technologies and business studies.
There will also be a football oval with cricket pitch and two practice nets, a hockey and soccer pitch and eight multipurpose courts for students’ sport and recreation.