Major redevelopment of John Forrest Secondary College unveiled

  • $51 million redevelopment of John Forrest Secondary College officially opened
  • Major upgrades include refurbishment of several existing buildings to create state-of-the-art college
  • Project part of WA Labor Government’s record $4.4 billion investment in new and improved school infrastructure across the State

The Cook Labor Government has delivered a massive upgrade of John Forrest Secondary College in Morley to support students and local families in the rapidly growing area.

Premier Roger Cook and Education Minister Dr Tony Buti today officially opened the new facilities, which were delivered as part of a $51 million redevelopment including refurbishment of a number of existing buildings and a construction of a considerable extension.

The old administration building has been redesigned into a Student Wellbeing Hub to provide a learning area space for students who need to work in small groups or with specialist staff. The hub also has staff offices and meeting spaces, with a dedicated reception area.

The old health centre has been converted into a Pathways Hub that will support the college’s work to create purposeful pathways for students beyond school. The hub will bring together the Vocational Pathways Coordinator, Career Practitioner, Senior School Academic Coordinator and Workplace Learning Support Officer.

New facilities at the school include a gym, performing arts centre, food technologies areas, a cafeteria, design and technology hub, administration offices, a library, hardcourts and a student services area.

This major project was delivered as part of a record $4.4 billion investment by this WA Labor Government into upgrades to education facilities right across the State. Since 2017, 31 new primary schools and five new high schools have been opened.

Comments attributed to Premier Roger Cook:

“Significant works are under way across the State to deliver quality school infrastructure for Western Australian students to learn and thrive in.

“This major redevelopment of John Forrest Secondary College will help to ensure local students are supported to reach their potential in whatever school pathway they choose.

“Delivery of this major project is another example of how my Government is investing in public schools and other major infrastructure for WA families.”

Comments attributed to Education Minister Dr Tony Buti:

“It’s fantastic to see how John Forrest Secondary College has been reimagined and reorientated to integrate new and old spaces to improve the overall learning environment.

“These upgrades provide a state-of-the-art, contemporary school environment for staff and students to teach and learn.

“Wherever you live in Western Australia, we want to make sure you have access to a high-quality education.”

Comments attributed to Morley MLA Amber Jade Sanderson:

“As a former student of John Forrest Secondary College, I am exceptionally proud to represent this community in Parliament and deliver these incredible facilities.

“This Government’s significant investment into new school facilities like these throughout Morley and the surrounding areas means the needs of families will continue to be supported in decades to come.”

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