Premier Mark McGowan and Education and Training Minister Sue Ellery joined Kingsley MLA Jessica Stojkovski and Warwick Senior High School staff and students today as the school prepares for a modern upgrade to classrooms.
The school has received $165,000 to replace older style concertina walls with modern multi-use, moveable walls which will significantly increase acoustic separation between classrooms and functionality of learning areas.
The new walls foster collaboration with students, providing the opportunity for two classrooms to be joined and enable groups of students to come together.
They also deliver added versatility, with the walls doubling up as whiteboards and pin-up boards.
In addition to the multi-use walls, some concertina walls will be replaced by low walls with glass windows and single doors opening into a central collaborative space. This will provide improved functionality and keeps with the design of brand new schools.
The school has also received $78,000 as part of the Government’s maintenance blitz funding.
The West Coast Secondary Education Support Centre, on the same site, received $26,000.
More than $1,900 has also been allocated for work on the school’s structural elements.
As stated by Premier Mark McGowan:
“Warwick Senior High School has a very impressive track record of success, particularly in the sciences, arts and maths.
“I am thrilled to see first-hand where staff deliver their award-winning programs, and how these new upgrades will improve the learning environment for students.
“Our school maintenance package means local schools receive much needed upgrades while also supporting local jobs.”
As stated by Education and Training Minister Sue Ellery:
“It is great to visit Warwick Senior High School and see how these new, high-functioning walls will transform learning spaces.
“Creating a modern, flexible and collaborative learning environment is so important and these upgrades are a welcome addition for the school community.”
As stated by Kingsley MLA Jessica Stojkovski:
“Warwick Senior High School has many talented students and these new multi-use walls will enhance collaboration and students’ learning experiences.
“Our maintenance blitz means schools across Kingsley have received unprecedented investment for much needed repairs and maintenance, meaning our students have the best learning facilities available all whilst supporting local jobs.”