Minister Opens New Year 7 Facilities At Shenton College

Minister Opens New Year 7 Facilities At Shenton College

Western Australia Minister for Education Peter Collier

Shenton College To Welcome Year 7 Students With New Building

Victor P Taffa

  • $9.15 Million building opened at western suburbs school
  • One of 29 capital works projects for the year 7 move
  • College acknowledged as exemplary by Department of Education review

One of Western Australia’s leading public schools will welcome year 7 students in 2015 with new classrooms and specialist facilities.

Education Minister Peter Collier today visited Shenton College, which was named WA Secondary School of the Year in 2013, to officially open the new $9.15 Million building.





“The college has an outstanding track record of success, and its continuing popularity combined with the arrival of year 7 next year will bring student enrolments to around 1,900.” Mr. Collier said.

“Students joining Shenton College will benefit from purpose-built classrooms, modern specialist facilities and highly talented, dedicated staff.”

The Independent Public School recently picked up another accolade when it received an exemplary review from the Department of Education’s Expert Review Group.

“Shenton College was identified as an outstanding school that others can learn from and follow. I congratulate the principal Michael Morgan and his staff for establishing such a strong culture and reputation.” the Minister said.

The new building features:

  • Eight general classrooms,
  • An inclusive education classroom,
  • A science laboratory,
  • Drama and dance studio,
  • A staff study,
  • Staff and student toilets,
  • Landscaped areas.

The building is one of 29 capital works projects, worth $229.6 Million, being completed as part of the State Government’s move of year 7 to secondary school.

Fact File

  • 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