Two double-storey buildings and a sports hall are among the major new facilities officially opened by Education and Training Minister Sue Ellery at Margaret River Senior High School today.
One of the buildings includes 16 general classrooms and an inclusive education classroom, as well as staff study areas, storage space and toilets, to accommodate 550 students as the school population continues to grow.
A dedicated science building also provides a new and innovative learning environment to match the school’s learning programs. The two-storey building includes five laboratories, preparation areas, study space for staff and storage areas.
A brand new sports hall with a fitness centre, and change rooms will benefit staff and students alike, as sport, physical education and health are integral parts of the school’s education program.
Other works include an extension to the administration building, as well as additions and upgrades to students’ services.
Upgrades include new replacement farm workshops, a hay shed, horticulture and aquaculture facilities, storage and toilets.
Also to meet the growing student population there will be additional onsite and verge parking, which is expected to be completed in April 2020.
As stated by Education and Training Minister Sue Ellery:
“Margaret River Senior High School has been an in integral part of the Augusta-Margaret River community since it was founded in 1952.
“These new facilities will meet the growing school community and provide the best possible learning environment for students to thrive.
“Staff will also have first-rate facilities they need for teaching, planning and meeting with colleagues.”
As stated by South-West Region MLC Adele Farina:
“The long-awaited and much needed $30 million upgrades to Margaret River Senior High School have transformed the school.
“Having inspected the works last year, it’s great to see the completed upgrade.
“The upgrades are extensive and deliver an exciting and innovative learning environment for students.
“The new sporting facilities are amazing and the new science building is bound to inspire students.
“I am sure these new buildings will continue to support students and the school for many years to come.”