Skyline in school sites

Western Suburbs Weekly - - Front Page - By SO­PHIE GABRIELLE

THE aban­doned Skyline drive-in cin­ema be­hind the Town of Cam­bridge coun­cil build­ings is be­ing con­sid­ered for the highly an­tic­i­pated new City Beach High School.

It is among sites short­listed by the State Gov­ern­ment to ease the bur­den of in­creas­ing stu­dent num­bers at Shen­ton Col­lege and Church­lands Se­nior High School.

The La­bor State Gov­ern­ment closed the for­mer City Beach High School a decade ago due to “fall­ing stu­dent num­bers”, with the In­ter­na­tional School of WA (ISWA) cur­rently leas­ing it from the gov­ern­ment.

It is un­der­stood plans for the drive-in site would link to the for­mer City Beach High School through a small part of Bold Park, which could leave ISWA’s fu­ture at the lo­ca­tion un­cer­tain.

In June, Ed­u­ca­tion Min­is­ter Peter Col­lier said the depart­ment was look­ing at lo­ca­tions in City Beach to “ur­gently” ac­com­mo­date more than 1400 stu­dents by 2020.

An Ed­u­ca­tion Depart­ment spokesman said the pre­ferred sites would be an­nounced for public con­sul­ta­tion soon.

Pic­ture: An­drew Ritchie­mu­ni­ d444462 Pic­ture cour­tesy of Arthur Stiles

The old drive-in site could have

a new lease on life.

Inset: Skyline in the 1950s.

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