The State Government has announced a plan to address the growth in student enrolments in secondary schools in the western suburbs, including a new secondary school in City Beach.

The plan also includes the expansion of existing secondary schools in the area and our school will have brand new state of the art facilities including general and specialist classrooms. The $18.77 million expansion will increase our permanent capacity from 1225 students to 1525 students. Building is expected to start in 2018 and be completed in 2020.

Our school will also host a Gifted and Talented Education Program in 2020, focusing on STEM (science, technology, engineering and maths) education for students.

To support these changes, the optional local intake area which provides an entitlement for students to attend either our school or Churchlands Senior High School will be amended. From 2024, students within this area will have an entitlement to enrol at our school only.

Students enrolled at their local secondary school in 2023 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.

To find out more there is a copy of the letter to parents and fact-sheet for parents.

Letter to parents

For more information on the western suburbs secondary schooling plan, please visit the Department of Education’s website.

Damian Shuttleworth