School delay outrage

As revealed on the front page of Ellenbrook Advocate last week, ESC principal Bill Mann said the delay in construction of another high school had placed increased pressure on the only public secondary school to accommodate for the extra students.

‘The college is expected to enrol 1800 students by 2015 and more than 2100 in 2017,’ he said.

Aveley resident Linda Scott told The Advocate the delay was yet another example of ‘the community in Ellenbrook feeling they are a ‘forgotten’ town’.

‘It is a no brainer to know that where there is increased population in an area, then it is only common sense to build infrastructure such as schools,’ she said.

‘Overloading a school increases lack of education for the students, it increases the chances of being bullied’