Minister Opens New Comet Bay College Facilities

Minister Opens New Comet Bay College Facilities

Western Australia Minister for Education Peter Collier

New Amphitheatre And Classrooms For Comet Bay Students

Victor P Taffa

  • $8.4 Million expansion completed at Comet Bay College
  • One of 29 capital works projects for the year 7 move

Comet Bay College students will get an $8.4 Million expansion with new classrooms and a small amphitheatre when year 7s becomes part of the college next year.

Education Minister Peter Collier officially opened the new facilities today.

 

 

 

 

 

 

“With the college expecting about 1,700 students next year, up from 1,350 this year, it is vitally important there are high quality facilities for all.” Mr. Collier said.

A new two-storey building includes seven general classrooms, a science laboratory and preparation area, visual arts room, drama and dance facilities as well as an inclusive education classroom.

The new building features verandahs and has an adjoining shade canopy. There is also an amphitheatre with limestone seating, and playing turf nearby.

Four new purpose-built transportable classrooms and a transportable toilet block are part of the expansion.

The Minister said the new facilities were among 29 capital works projects, worth $229.6 Million, being built as part of the State Government’s plan to move year 7 to secondary school in 2015.

Fact File

  •  Comet Bay College has been an Independent Public School since 2010
  • The move of year 7 public school students to secondary schools in Western Australia is in line with the majority of other Australian States and Territories and most private schools in this State