Schools plan big
TWO local schools have big plans after they received more than $10 million in funding in the recent State Budget.
Southern River College ($8.4 million) and Canning Vale College ($2 million) both received funding in the Budget.
Southern River College principal Everal Miocevich said the planned renovations would emphasise its focus on science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM), sport and the arts.
“We’re going to do a complete upgrade of our existing science and ‘stem’ room that will include engineering classrooms being established, which will be fantastic,” she said.
“There will be a new auditorium space allowing for lectures to occur as well and we’ll be converting our old gym into a performing arts area.”
Canning Vale College principal Peter Rudrum said the funding would enable it to improve student services and build more hard sports courts for basketball and netball.