Education

Duncraig Senior High School $30.8 million rebuild under WA Labor

Posted on February 22, 2021
  • Re-elected McGowan Labor Government to undertake major upgrades at Duncraig Senior High School
  • $30.8 million investment to develop two new classroom blocks, including specialist science facilities

A re-elected McGowan Labor Government will invest $30.8 million to build additional permanent specialist school facilities at Duncraig Senior High School to cater for 550 additional students.

This $30.8 million redevelopment is expected to create 140 jobs and support local construction businesses.

Works could start from 2022 and would take two years to complete.

The rebuild and expansion will include two new two-storey classroom blocks and the conversion of five classroom blocks.

The new two-storey classroom block will include:

  • 16 general classrooms;
  • one inclusive education classroom;
  • multiple incidental learning areas;
  • stores, student toilets and preparation areas; and
  • staff study areas and staff facilities.

A second two-storey classroom block will be built and will comprise:

  • nine science laboratories;
  • two chemistry laboratories;
  • three incidental learning areas;
  • stores, toilets and preparation areas; and
  • staff study areas and facilities.

Current classroom blocks will be transformed to create additional studios, workshops and learning areas.

Duncraig Senior High School, first opened in 1979, now has about 1,600 students and employs approximately 115 teachers with a further 50 or so school support staff.

Comments attributed to Premier Mark McGowan:

“Families from across Hillarys, Padbury, Sorrento and Duncraig are in the school catchment and with so many more families established in these neighbourhoods or moving to these areas, it’s vital our school infrastructure is revamped and fit for purpose.

“If we’re re-elected, the local school community will benefit from this significant rebuild and expansion along with other major investments in school support and community sports facilities and the like right across these northern coastal suburbs.”

Comments attributed to WA Labor Candidate for Carine Paul Lilburne:

“I moved to the Carine area with family in the late seventies and went to local schools in Ocean Reef and Kallaroo.

“Having access to quality public education is so important and as a parent with a young family, I want to ensure that our local schools have modern facilities and technology to accommodate students and the new and different specialist areas that schools now offer.”

Comments attributed to WA Labor Candidate for Hillarys Caitlin Collins:

“As a school teacher, I know how new school infrastructure and facilities can benefit the school community.

“Duncraig Senior High School has been a long established school in the northern suburbs and I’m pleased a re-elected McGowan Labor Government will be investing in this school redevelopment.”