27/04/2016 - 14:42

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27/04/2016 - 14:42

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Balcatta-based PS Structures has won a $28.5 million contract for expansion work at Churchlands Senior High School, which is suffering from capacity constraints.

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The $10.7 million facility for year seven students at Churchlands Senior High School opened in 2014.

Balcatta-based PS Structures has won a $28.5 million contract for expansion work at Churchlands Senior High School, which is suffering from capacity constraints.

The state government allocated $38.8 million in funding to boost Churchlands’ capacity and fit it out with new facilities in 2014.

The new facilities will include a teaching block with nine classrooms, a science block with 10 laboratories and a preparation room, and a manual arts teaching block comprising a woodwork workshop, two metal workshops, a jewellery/robotics workshop and stores.

The school will also be fitted with new sports facilities.

It follows completion of a $10.7 million facility at Churchlands in 2014, to cater for year seven students.

The upgrades to Churchlands, which are due to be completed in 2018, are in response to growing enrolment numbers and the closure of four older high schools in the western suburbs in the 1990s.

A new secondary school in the area is also due to be constructed, which will accommodate 2,000 students to year 12, however the state government is yet to make a decision on where the school will be built.

The Department of Education has shortlisted four locations: vacant land on the corner of Rochdale and Wollaston roads; vacant land on the corner of The Boulevard and West Coast Highway; the Skyline Drive-In site/former City Beach High School site; and vacant land at Fred Burton Park.

 

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