School promised new sports and arts hall

School promised new sports and arts hall

Member for Armadale, Tony Buti advocated for funding for his alma mater Kelmscott Senior High School. Photograph – Richard Polden.

A performing arts centre is on the horizon for Kelmscott Senior High School after the McGowan government this week announced major education commitments.

As part of the 2021 School Infrastructure package, a re-elected Labor government will provide $242 million in funding upgrades to schools.

The package will deliver $39.4 million in general school infrastructure and maintenance, including new ovals, assembly areas, change rooms, toilet blocks, refurbished classrooms and canteens at schools across the State.

Kelmscott SHS is set to receive $8 million in funding to build a brand new sports hall and arts centre.

Around $6 million will be committed to the new sports hall with $2 million to redevelop the existing sports hall into a performing arts centre.

Member for Armadale Tony Buti said he’s been advocating for funding for some time.

“This announcement is particularly special to me as Kelmscott High School is where I went to school,” he said.

“I’ve been advocating for funding to expand education at Kelmscott so this is exciting.”

Premier Mark McGowan said the commitment to funding education continues the Governments major investments in WA schools.

“Over the past four years, we have made WA schools a priority to create a better learning environment for WA kids, but also to create jobs in areas like builders, carpenters, electricians, painters, plumbers,” Mr McGowan said.

“The quality of STEM education in WA schools has, and will continue to be a key priority under WA Labor.

“A re-elected McGowan Labor Government will continue this work to ensure every student in WA has access to a great STEM education, regardless of where they live.”