Geraldton’s Two High Schools To Start The 2019 School Year With New Names

Geraldton’s Two High Schools To Start The 2019 School Year With New Names

Western Australia Premier Mark McGowan

New Era To Begin For Secondary Students In Geraldton

Victor P Taffa

  • New school names, uniforms and logos for expanded secondary schools
  • Students to begin 2019 in expanded schools
  • Specialist facilities at both schools to set students up for jobs of the future
  • McGowan Government infrastructure investment at Geraldton schools underway

Geraldton’s two high schools will start the 2019 school year with new names, uniforms and logos.

“This is an exciting time for students in Geraldton with the expansion to both local secondary schools.” Premier Mark McGowan said.

“With the record number of students in Western Australia Public schools, my Government is doing what we can to ensure our schools can continue to support the growing numbers of students in modern, first-class facilities.”

Geraldton Senior College will become Geraldton Senior High School, while John Willcock College will become Champion Bay Senior High School.

John Willcock College currently has students from Years 7 to 9. Geraldton Senior College currently has students in Years 10 to 12. Both will expand over the next 3 years to cater for Years 7 to 12.

Both schools are finalising new uniforms and logos with input from the school community.

“Students at both senior high schools in Geraldton can look forward to first-class education facilities into the future.” Agricultural Region MLC Darren West said.

“Geraldton Senior High School’s state-of-the-art Trade Training Centre will continue to provide programs in laboratory skills, engineering and electrotechnology. The centre will be accessed by students from both schools.”

Premier Mark McGowan today visited both schools to welcome the new changes and see some of the school infrastructure upgrades, which will ensure students are learning in modern environments.

State Government’s $20 Million investment at John Willcock College will give students access to a new materials and technology building, performing arts and music building, cafeteria. There will also be a new staff room and the administration and arts buildings will also be refurbished.

Geraldton Senior College students will enjoy upgraded classrooms in the English block and the materials technology, food and textiles studios. The administration block has also been upgraded.

“McGowan Government’s investment in Champion Bay Senior High School will see students learning in innovative new classrooms and specialist buildings.” Agricultural Region MLC Laurie Graham said.

“School’s language centre will continue supporting students with language backgrounds other than English.”

Students at both schools will have access to a full curriculum with pathways leading to VET qualifications, an ATAR or future employment and the Clontarf Academy will continue to run at both schools.

 

Abbreviations:

VET                Vocational Education and Training

ATAR             Australian Tertiary Admission Rank