Skyline in school sites
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.
The old drive-in site could have
a new lease on life.
Inset: Skyline in the 1950s.