$10m up­grade be­gins in 2018

IM­PROVE­MENTS TO TECH CEN­TRE, SCI­ENCE LABS

Kalamunda Reporter - - News -

A $10 MIL­LION re­de­vel­op­ment at Dar­ling Range Sports Col­lege in Forrestfield is set to start next year as part of the State Gov­ern­ment’s $465 mil­lion in­vest­ment in in­fra­struc­ture at WA pub­lic schools.

Dar­ling Range Sports Col­lege is the only spe­cial­ist sports school in WA. Stu­dents here train with elite coaches while com­plet­ing their se­condary ed­u­ca­tion.

The school also de­liv­ers an aca­demic ex­ten­sion pro­gram and has a strong fo­cus on tech­nol­ogy and the arts.

The works in­clude re­fur­bish­ments to the school’s de­sign and tech­nol­ogy cen­tre, sci­ence labs and food tech­nol­ogy class­rooms.

Ed­u­ca­tion and Train­ing Min­is­ter Sue Ellery said the school sup­ported its stu­dents to ex­tend their in­di­vid­ual tal­ents un­der the guid­ance of spe­cial­ist staff.

“Dar­ling Range Sports Col­lege is a great ex­am­ple of innovative school­ing,” she said.

“The range of pro­grams avail­able en­sures each stu­dent has a dis­tinct path­way.

“The new and re­fur­bished fa­cil­i­ties will un­der­pin the delivery of its ex­cel­lent pro­grams.”

Mem­ber for Forrestfield Stephen Price said this ma­jor up­grade had been a long time com­ing.

“The im­proved teach­ing fa­cil­i­ties will en­hance stu­dent out­comes, par­tic­u­larly in some vo­ca­tional ar­eas of de­sign and tech­nol­ogy, food tech­nol­ogy sci­ence and vis­ual arts,” he said.

The work is ex­pected to be com­pleted for the 2021 year.

Blue rib­bon im­prove­ments on the way: Mem­ber for Forrestfield Stephen Price with col­lege prin­ci­pal Peter Noack in the De­sign and Tech­nol­ogy Cen­tre

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