New facilities are set to improve STEM-focused learning at school
We are very excited to be building a vibrant, innovative and imaginative new STEM-focused secondary education facility for regional public education students.
The new build will provide families in the community with access to world-class facilities for their children and equipment to support teachers and students without having to leave Broome. We look forward to maximising the use of the new facilities as we continue to deliver quality education in Broome as a unified cluster, five schools, one community. With a strong school, we build a strong community.
Expressions of interest have been called from builders to undertake the job of building a new two-storey structure facing Frederick Street. The new building will house the student services team, computer laboratories, general classrooms and large collaborative learning spaces which will offer greater flexible learning opportunities for its students.
In addition to a new two-storey building, the school will also be gaining a new commercial kitchen which will benefit our hospitality students with greater, hands-on learning opportunities. It will incorporate an alfresco dining area to be used for training the students.
Science students will also have access to two new refurbished chemistry laboratories. This will be an exciting addition to our existing science facilities and encourage even more science-based activities at the school.
The Cultural Centre will be relocated to a new location within the school and will also be enhanced with a “yarning circle” and improved access for the public. This relocation will not only provide an alternative learning space but also a fantastic area for students and the community to interact with.
Landscaping throughout the school will also be adjusted to allow for the “big wet” and the impact that it can have on our buildings as well as the grounds of the school. Carefully selected planting will be done to complement the existing environment.
The build will not be without some disruption to the school and the community but in the long run, the small disruptions will outweigh the gain that the school will get.
We are working closely with the Department of Education, architects, and key personnel to ensure that the build will be on target to welcome students into the new facilities in 2021.