School billboard to send key messages
Premier Mark McGowan and Baldivis MLA Reece Whitby visited Baldivis Secondary College last Friday to deliver a $50,000 State Government grant for a new electronic billboard.
Mr McGowan and Mr Whitby delivered the grant to the Baldivis Secondary College P&C association, to be installed next year outside the school, facing Stillwater Drive.
Mr Whitby said the display would be a dramatic visual feature at the school.
“The electronic sign will be used to display live scores during sporting events, which will add to the excitement of sporting matches played at the school,” he said.
“It will also allow the school community, parents and students to be better informed about events like school assemblies, fetes, quiz nights, sporting events and important exam reminders.”
Baldivis Secondary College principal Keith Svendsen said the message board could also be used as a resource for the broader community.
“If there was a bushfire alert or some other broader community issue we could assist emergency services and the City of Rockingham with broadcasting an important message — or we can assist other community based events or services by alerting our community to them through the use of this messaging board,” he said.
The grant is part of $370,000 to be delivered to local schools as part of the Local Projects Local Jobs community grants program.
Premier Mark McGowan and Baldivis MLA Reece Whitby joined Baldivis Secondary College principal Keith Svendsen, staff, students and P&C members.