Collie Senior high School upgrade impress Mark McGowan
Ongoing work to upgrade Collie Senior High School got the tick of approval from Premier Mark McGowan in a recent brief visit.
Mr McGowan visited construction site on February 15 with Collie-Preston MLA Mick Murray where $7.5 million worth of upgrades was expected to allow the school to cater for an extra 130 students.
"I'm pleased these major upgrades to Collie Senior High School will benefit current students and ensures students in years to come have access to quality, modern classrooms and school facilities,” he said.
The pair were updated on progress by principal DaleMiller and deputy principal Jodie Hanns.
Ms Hanns said a Year 11 student was actively involved in the project last year.
“Pindan took him on trial-for-work placement,” she said.
“He did his certificate two in construction at Bunbury Tafe while doing his practical hours here.
“The student was able to get real-life experience while building his own school. Pindan have already expressed an interest in taking on more in the future.”
Mr Murray said upgrading the school had been one of his major commitment before the 2017 election.
“The new information and communications technology and science, technology, engineering, and mathematics centre will teach our kids the skills they need for the jobs of the future,” he said.
“The commercial kitchen and food technology studio will help our kids with the life skills they need to succeed."
The ICT and STEM centre was completed prior to the start of the school year while the commercial kitchen, café restaurant and a food technology studio are expected to be completed by August.
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