A FUNDING windfall of more than $2 million sends a “strong message” about Balga Senior High School’s future, says principal Mark Carton.
The school is the biggest winner in the State Government’s $200m maintenance package announced on Monday for all WA public schools.
“It’s going to make a significant improvement to the learning environment for students,” Mr Carton said.
“I think it sends a strong message to the community about where Balga Senior High School fits in to the education framework.
“I think it’s a good sign for the suburb.”
Funding will go towards resurfacing of playing surfaces, structural repairs, classroom upgrades, replacement of transportable classrooms and maintenance at the “ageing school”.
Churchlands Senior High School will receive $990,654 for structural repairs, classroom refreshments, replacement of transportable classrooms and maintenance upgrades and Dianella Secondary College $644,717 for structural repairs, design and technology upgrades and maintenance.
East Hamersley Primary School ($548,532), Dianella Primary College ($255,487) and Westminster Junior Primary School ($239,335) are was among the biggest local primary school winners.
Balga SHS $2,066,269
Dianella Secondary College 644,717
East Hamersley Primary School 548,532
Dianella Primary College 255,487
Westminster Junior PS 239,335
North Balga PS 229,823
Balcatta SHS 221,393
Carine PS 203,272
Sutherland Dianella PS 186,538
Balga PS 177,935
Carine SHS 140,252
Takari Primary School 138,439
North Beach PS 90,479
Tuart Hill Primary School 88,910
Balcatta PS 67,002
Dianella Heights PS 61,078
Karrinyup Primary School 53,621
Lake Gwelup Primary School 53,476
West Balcatta PS 52,000
Yokine PS 52,000
Gladys Newton School 48,145
Westminster Ed Support Centre 34,000
North East Metropolitan Language
Development Centre 31,210
Warriapendi PS 28,090
Osborne PS 27,968
Dianella Secondary College
Education Support Centre 26,000
Dryandra Primary School 26,000
Glendale Primary School 26,000