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Broome school set for upgrades
Broome school set for upgrades

Broome Senior High School will receive a share in a $265 million fund for capital works from the State Government in order to prepare for the arrival of Year 7 students in 2015.

Education Minister Liz Constable announced 29 schools would receive upgraded or new facilities to ensure all public secondary schools were well positioned to receive Year 7 students by 2015.

Works will include specialist facilities, including science rooms, to cater for every Year 7 student at their local school.

Dr Constable said secondary schools offered specialised learning facilities and focused pastoral care that young people need.

“To ensure students prosper in their new surroundings, they need the best possible environment in which to learn and this means outstanding specialist facilities for subjects like science, design and technology, and the arts that are only available in secondary schools,” she said.

A further $22.4 million of funding was also announced to up-skill 525 primary teachers to be able to teach in secondary schools.

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