Capital works project culminates in opening of Mindarie Senior College
Posted on Tuesday, 16 March 2004
The end result of a new capital grants program worth $15.1 million, has seen the official opening of Mindarie Senior College today.
Member for Pearce Judi Moylan officially opened the new Mindarie school today.
She said the Federal Government had provided $8.85 million and the State Government had contributed $6.27 million towards the construction of a new high school at Mindarie to cater for Years 11 and 12 students.
“These outstanding facilities will help ensure students at Mindarie Senior College are encouraged to realise their full potential and attain their goals,” Ms Moylan said.
Ms Moylan officially opened the new facilities on behalf of the Australian Government and the Minister for Education, Science and Training, the Hon Dr Brendan Nelson.
Ms Moylan congratulated the school community on establishing the best possible facilities for students. In 2004 Mindarie is catering for 557 senior students.
She said the project demonstrated the Australian Government’s commitment to providing every student with the best possible learning environment through the provision of these new updated facilities.
“The Australian Government is committed to ensuring every student receives a quality schooling,” she said.
“For 2004 the Commonwealth Government is dedicated to providing an estimated
$7.1 billion for school education, an increase of $5.26 million, or 8% over the previous year. This funding includes nearly $336 million for capital projects in Australian schools,” she said.
Specific funding is also being provided for literacy and numeracy standards, safe and drug-free schools and for a quality teacher program to assist teachers update their skills. Funding for Indigenous students is another area the Government holds in high regard.