The State Government has announced that a new secondary school is to be built on the former City Beach High School site, opening for Year 7 students in 2020 and expanding to Year 12 students by 2025.
City Beach College (planning name) will significantly reduce enrolment pressure on our school, and is part of a plan to address secondary enrolment growth in the wider western suburbs.
Another part of the plan is the expansion of secondary schools in the area and includes our recently announced $49.5 million building program. Our new state of the art facilities will include new general classrooms, science, visual and performing arts, multimedia, IT and business studies classrooms, food technologies facilities and a new cafeteria. Our gymnasium will also be extended and we will have new multipurpose courts and a new technology and enterprise centre.
These facilities will provide for an additional 1000 students and increase our permanent capacity from 1600 students to 2600 students. Building is due to start in mid-2017 and expected to be completed by the start of the 2019 school year.
There will also be changes to the local intake areas of our school, Churchlands Senior High School and Mount Lawley Senior High School to accommodate a local intake area for the new City Beach College.
The new intake areas will be announced in 2017 and will take effect with the opening of City Beach College in 2020. Students enrolled at their local secondary school in 2019 will be able to complete their schooling at that school. Younger siblings of these students will be able to commence their secondary schooling at that school as long as the older sibling is also enrolled. Once commenced, siblings will be able to complete their schooling at that school.
For more information on the western suburbs secondary schooling plan, please visit the Department of Education website.
We will keep parents and our local community informed of developments as they occur.