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Western Australia Minister for Education Peter Collier

New Buildings At Flinders Park Primary School

Victor P Taffa

  • $1.25 Million in State Government funding invested at Albany school
  • Major facelift provides modern staff facilities

Education Minister Peter Collier today officially opened Flinders Park Primary School’s new administration buildings, which provide school staff with modern facilities and amenities.

Mr. Collier said the $1.25 Million capital works investment was yet another example of the Liberal-National Government’s commitment to ensuring Western Australia’s public schools continued to be upgraded to meet modern education standards.

“The school’s out-dated and cramped administration areas have been replaced with modern and bright facilities in which staff complete their day-to-day duties.” Mr. Collier said.

The new administration block features a staffroom, conference room and staff toilets.

The existing administration building was also refurbished to create separate offices for the deputy principals, registrar and school psychologist; an interview room; and a secure entrance for students and the public.

“Student numbers at Flinders Park Primary School have almost trebled, from 200 when it opened in 1978 to 573 student’s today.” the Minister said.

“These wonderful new facilities reflect the evolution of this growing school across decades.”

“Teachers can have confidential meetings with students, parents and fellow staff members in private rooms, something for which the old building was not equipped, and all key staff have spacious, private offices close to their colleagues.”

The new staff rooms have been in use since the last term of 2011, while the upgraded buildings were ready for the start of this school year.

Fact File

  • Liberal-National Govt has committed $711 M in new education infrastructure
  • $721 M upgrading/refurbishing existing infrastructure, incl. $100 M from Royalties for Regions
  • 26 new schools and 640 new classrooms have been built
  • More students than ever before in public schools, incl. community kindergartens
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