High school un­der­way

Cockburn Gazette - - NEWS -

AN of­fi­cial sod turn­ing cer­e­mony has marked the start of con­struc­tion on Ham­mond Park’s lon­gawaited high school.

Kwinana MLA Roger Cook was at the site of the new school on Fri­day to mark the start of con­struc­tion for stage 1, which will in­clude an ad­min­is­tra­tion block, stu­dent ser­vices area, li­brary, gen­eral class­rooms, spe­cial­ist sci­ence, de­sign and tech­nol­ogy space, tex­tiles and vis­ual art space and a per­form­ing arts cen­tre for mu­sic, drama and dance.

Cur­rently with the plan­ning name Ham­mond Park Sec­ondary School, the school will open for Year 7s in 2020 and will ex­pand to in­clude Year 12s by 2025.

Once com­plete, it will cater for 1450 stu­dents.

Ed­u­ca­tion Min­is­ter Sue Ellery said it would be a mod­ern school.

“From 2020, this new school will pro­vide a first­class ed­u­ca­tion for lo­cal sec­ondary stu­dents in a grow­ing area, which is very pop­u­lar with fam­i­lies,” she said.

“In re­cent years, we have opened new pri­mary schools in sur­round­ing sub­urbs in­clud­ing Honey­wood, Wel­lard, Piara Wa­ters and South­ern Grove, and the new sec­ondary school will be a great ad­di­tion for lo­cal fam­i­lies.”

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