Funding boosts school’s future

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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.

Full list:
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

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