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New secondary schools in Western Australia

Harrisdale Senior High School

  • major new school for the booming south-east Perth suburb
  • opened in 2017 for students in Year 7
  • stage one catering for 725 students
  • includes administration, student services and medical centre, cafeteria, information resources centre with staffroom, information technology and business studies area, science learning area, food and textiles studios, technology and enterprise learning area, community classroom block, and health and physical education learning areas
  • stage two construction due to start mid-2018 and due for completion in 2020

Maintenance of stage one, and the design, building, finance and maintenance of stage two are under a Public Private Partnership.

Aveley Secondary College

  • new school with modern, air-cooled, state-of-the-art facilities
  • specialist facilities including science and food laboratories
  • dedicated education support centre for students with disability
  • stage one catering for Year 7 students
  • eases pressure on Ellenbrook Secondary College.

This school will be designed, built, financed and maintained under a State Government Public Private Partnership.

Yanchep Secondary College

  • opened 2018 for Year 7 to 11 students, welcoming Year 12 students in 2019
  • major new secondary school for growing northern corridor
  • stage one including classrooms, administration, student services and medical centre, library, sports hall and cafeteria
  • specialist facilities including science laboratories, information technology, design and technology workshops, and food and textile studios
  • specialist facilities for visual arts, music, media and drama will be provided in Stage 2. 

Coastal Lakes College

  • opening in 2019 catering for Year 7 students
  • stage two opening in 2022
  • specialist facilities including science and food laboratories
  • specialist arts facilities including visual arts, dance, music and media
  • dedicated education support facilities for students with disability

This school will be designed, built, financed and maintained under a State Government Public Private Partnership.

Ridge View Secondary College 
Sixty Eight Road opposite Wandoo Drive, Baldivis

  • opening in 2019 catering for Year 7 students
  • major new secondary school for growing southern corridor
  • stage one facilities including classrooms, administration, medical centre and student services, library, sports hall and cafeteria
  • specialist facilities including science laboratories, information technology workshops, and food and textile studios

Butler North (planning name)

  • major new school for growing northern corridor
  • opening in 2020 catering for Year 7 students

Hammond Park (planning name)

  • major new school for growing southern corridor
  • opening in 2020 catering for Year 7 students
  • stage two opening in 2023
  • specialist facilities including science and food laboratories
  • specialist sporting facilities including fitness centre, football oval, hockey/soccer field and hard courts

This school will be designed, built, financed and maintained under a State Government Public Private Partnership.

Inner City College (planning name)

  • Kitchener Park, Subiaco 
  • opening for 250 Year 7 students in 2020
  • expanding to accommodate 2000 Year 7 to 12 students by 2025
  • offering a Gifted and Talented academic program with the first intake of 32 selective students in Year 7 in 2020
  • easily accessible by public transport
  • situated in an area of high projected population growth
  • eases enrolment pressure on Churchlands Senior High School, Shenton College and Mount Lawley Senior High School

For more information and to view the local-intake area visit the Inner City College page or see Schools Online.

New stages, upgrades and refurbishments of secondary schools

Cape Naturaliste College

  • additions include general learning areas, science laboratories, design and technology, visual arts and media studios, materials technology, performing arts centre, and health and physical education area
  • due for completion January 2020

Harrisdale Senior High School

  • stage one opened in 2017 for Year 7 students
  • stage two provides three classroom blocks, performing and visual arts area, lecture theatre, hockey/soccer pitch and student services
  • the new stage will accommodate a further 725 students and increase the total capacity of the school to 1450 students
  • stage two construction due to start mid-2018 and due for completion in 2020.

The design, building, finance and maintenance of stage two are under a Public Private Partnership.

Margaret River Senior High School

  • additions include general learning areas, inclusive education classrooms, science laboratories, student services and administration
  • there will also be a sports hall and fitness centre
  • due for completion January 2020

 

Balcatta Senior High School

  • redevelopment
  • construction due to start in 2019

Ballajura Community College

  • performing arts centre
  • construction due to start in 2019

Belmont City College

  • performing arts centre
  • construction due to start in 2020

Belridge Secondary College

  • performing arts centre
  • construction due to start in 2020

Broome Senior High School

  • new facilities
  • construction due to start in 2019

Bunbury Senior High School

  • upgrades
  • construction due to start in 2018

Canning Vale College

  • new student services facilities and additional hard courts
  • construction due to start in 2018

Carine Senior High School

  • new teaching block, science and technology, additions to food and technology area and refurbishments to specialist areas
  • due for completion December 2019

Carnarvon Community College

  • redevelopment of primary facilities (stage 2) completed January 2018
  • provision of secondary school facilities (stage 3) due for completion July 2019

Churchlands Senior High School

  • major additions to accommodate an extra 750 students by January 2018
  • new facilities include a teaching block with nine classrooms, a science block with 10 laboratories and a preparation room, and a manual art teaching block with a woodwork workshop, two metal workshops, a jewellery/robotics workshop and store rooms
  • there will also be a sports hall with two basketball courts and change rooms

Collie Senior High School

  • additional block with specialist facilities and general classrooms
  • construction due to start in 2018

Darling Range Sports College

  • refurbishments to specialist areas, general classrooms and rectification of drainage issues on the oval
  • construction due to start in 2020

Eaton Community College

  • new science laboratories
  • construction due to start in 2019

John Forrest Secondary College

  • redevelopment – upgrades and new facilities
  • construction due to start in 2020

Kinross College

  • improvements to specialist facilities
  • construction due to start in 2020

Lakelands Senior High School (planning name)

  • Joint use sporting facilities
  • Project managed by City of Mandurah

Melville Senior High School

  • performing arts centre
  • construction due to start in 2018

Morley Senior High School

  • upgrade of facilities
  • construction due to start in 2019

Mount Lawley Senior High School

  • upgrades to specialist facilities and new classrooms
  • construction due to start in 2020

Newton Moore Senior High School

  • STEM facilities
  • construction due to start in 2019

Ocean Reef Senior High School

  • performing arts centre
  • construction due to start in 2019

Shenton College

  • design has commenced for stage two
  • includes administration and student services, three classroom blocks, student learning areas, arts, performing arts, media, sports hall cafeteria and courts
  • new buildings will cater for an additional 1000 senior students
  • due for completion in December 2018

Southern River College

  • upgrades and new facilities
  • construction due to start in 2019

Wanneroo Secondary College

  • new gymnasium
  • construction due to start in 2020

Warwick Senior High School

  • new administration and staff building, and refurbishment of existing facilities to accommodate staff students relocating from Duncraig Secondary Education Support Centre
  • construction due for completion in March 2018

From 2019, Geraldton Senior College and John Willcock College will expand to cater for students from Years 7 to 12. This enables young people to complete all their secondary education at the one local secondary school.

In preparation for the change, both schools have changed their names:

  • Geraldton Senior College is now known as Geraldton Senior High School.
  • John Willcock College is now known as Champion Bay Senior High School.

Local intake areas have been established to ensure there are sufficient numbers of students at each school. You can find the new local-intake areas on Schools Online and searching the school name.

Students begin transitioning to their local-intake school between 2019 and 2021:

  • Students currently in Years 7 to 9 may need to move to their local secondary school:
    • Students currently in Year 7
      • Years 8 and 9 at Champion Bay Senior High School.
      • Years 10 to 12 at their local secondary school.
    • Students currently in Year 8
      • Year 9 at Champion Bay Senior High School.
      • Years 10 to 12 at their local secondary school.
    • Students currently in Year 9
      • Years 10 to 12 at their local secondary school.
    • Students currently in Years 10 to 12 will be unaffected by the change and will continue at Geraldton Senior High School until graduation.

Upgrades and improvements have started at both schools. Each school will offer a broad curriculum with pathways leading to both Vocational Education and Training (VET) qualifications and attainment of an Australian Tertiary Admission Rank (ATAR).

Champion Bay Senior High School is introducing a new academic extension program in 2020 for children from Years 7 to 10 focusing on science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM).

Geraldton Senior High School is retaining its state-of-the-art Trade Training Centre providing programs in laboratory skills, engineering and electro-technology. Students from Champion Bay Senior High School will also have access to the Trade Training Centre through the Geraldton trade training consortium. Both schools will offer places in the Clontarf Academy program.