Expansion Of Mount Hawthorn Primary School To Keep Up With Surging Enrolments

Expansion Of Mount Hawthorn Primary School To Keep Up With Surging Enrolments

Western Australia Minister for Education Peter Collier

Mount Hawthorn Primary School To Be Expanded

Victor P Taffa

  • $3.5 Million for 7 new classrooms at Mount Hawthorn Primary School
  • First double-storey classroom building planned for the inner-city school

Mount Hawthorn Primary School will receive 7 new permanent classrooms to provide extra learning areas at the popular inner-city school, the Liberal National Government announced today.

Education Minister Peter Collier said an investment of $3.5 Million would see the construction of the 110-year-old school’s first double-storey classroom building.

“Mount Hawthorn primary is a sought-after school and enrolments have surged by nearly 60 % in the past 9 years.” Mr. Collier said.

“Planning will begin in early 2017 for three early childhood learning areas and four general classrooms. To make the best use of space, they’ll be built on two levels.”

Architects will be appointed at the start of 2017 to design the new building, and construction is expected to begin in 2018.

“Two old pre-primary classrooms on the western boundary will be demolished to make way for the new building, which will have a modern design and the latest technology.” Mr. Collier said.

Development will see state-of-the-art permanent facilities at the school to provide enhanced education opportunities for students.

“The Liberal National Government is committed to providing outstanding education facilities right around Western Australia.” Mr. Collier said.

Fact File

  • Mount Hawthorn Primary School enrolments are expected to grow to more than 950 by 2025
  • Since 2009, a total of $3.1 Billion has been spent building 41 new schools, 15 replacement schools and 1,424 new classrooms, with a further 21 new schools due to open by 2020