Modern new specialist facilities at Carnarvon Community College are officially open, marking the end of a major construction project that united primary and secondary students in Carnarvon for the first time.
Education and Training Minister Sue Ellery visited the school today to open the $26.55 million third and final stage of the facilities for the school’s 459 students.
Students are now learning in specialist classrooms for science, digital technology, material technology, home economics, hospitality, performing arts and physical education. There are also nine new general classrooms for secondary students.
Existing buildings have also been refurbished for a new secondary administration building as well as for special programs including Clontarf and the Shooting Stars netball program. There is also a new sports oval, hard courts and car park.
Construction concluded in mid-2019. More than 20 local subcontractors were involved in the third stage, in turn supporting the local economy and job creation.
As stated by Education and Training Minister Sue Ellery:
“These exceptional specialist facilities for Carnarvon Community College’s secondary students will be inspiring new places to learn in and will help staff prepare them for jobs of the future.
“This new era for public education in Carnarvon will allow students to transition seamlessly through every stage of their schooling on the same site.
“It is an exciting time for the school and the town and I applaud the staff, students and the entire school community for their support in building this new school.”
Comments attributed Mining and Pastoral Region MLC Kyle McGinn:
“Regional students deserve top class educational facilities and it’s great to see these students today in Carnarvon have access to that.
“Clontarf and the Shooting Stars program run across my electorate and they do fantastic work which young people really get engaged in.
“I am also really pleased to see that more than 20 local subcontractors helped construct the third stage which is a great boost for the local economy in Carnarvon.”