Students and their families in Yanchep are benefitting from the McGowan Labor Government’s investment into public education.
Education and Training Minister Sue Ellery visited Yanchep today and officially opened stage 2 of the $57.2 million Yanchep Secondary College’s building program, the new $17.2 million Yanchep Rise Primary School and the impressive new $15 million redevelopment of Yanchep Lagoon Primary School.
Across the three schools almost $90 million has been invested into improving public education in the rapidly growing area.
Stage 2 of Yanchep Secondary College includes an arts building with performing arts, music, visual arts, and media areas in addition to a lecture theatre.
The $15 million redevelopment of Yanchep Lagoon Primary School has three new classroom blocks, a new library, covered assembly area and new hard courts.
Students at the new Yanchep Rise Primary School will benefit from specialist programs in digital technology, visual arts, science and physical education.
The recent 2021-22 WA State Budget included a three per cent increase in funding for education.
As stated by Education and Training Minister Sue Ellery:
“Never before has Yanchep had access to such high quality public education, and I am pleased to be able to officially open these three schools.
“As a Government we are investing significantly into improving schools in Western Australia.
“We want WA students to have access to the best education and support facilities possible.”