The McGowan Government today announced a new $3 million education support centre will open at Burns Beach’s new primary school in time for the 2023 school year.
The $3 million facility will be an important addition to the new primary school when it opens next year, providing specialist education for students with disability.
The building will include general classrooms, a therapy room, sensory room, teaching areas and store rooms, and will accommodate around 50 students.
The $18.4 million primary school at Burns Beach – which is yet to be formally named – is currently being constructed by Universal Constructions and is on track to open for the 2022 school year.
The new primary school is located in a high-growth area and will ease enrolment pressure on nearby Beaumaris Primary School and Kinross Primary School.
As stated by Education and Training Minister Sue Ellery:
“I’m pleased families living in the popular suburb of Burns Beach will gain a new primary school for their children and facilities for students with disability.
“It’s essential students with disability are able to access the specialist support that they need and this facility will ensure students in the area can get this support close to home.
“We’re committed to delivering new and improved school infrastructure to provide modern, world-class education spaces for our students.”
As stated by Burns Beach MLA Mark Folkard:
“I’m pleased that an education support centre will be opened in 2023 at the new Burns Beach primary school.
“This primary school was one of my key election commitments, and I can’t wait to see our local students accessing this top class facility from next year.”