$1.25million for Fremantle Primary School upgrade
After tireless campaigning by the Fremantle Primary School P&C the school has been given $1.25million to upgrade their undercover area, canteen and the cleaner’s and gardener’s storage area.
Member for Fremantle Simone McGurk said it was a win for the school community and shows that persistence and perseverance pays off.
Works on a toilet upgrade on site revealed that D Block at Fremantle Primary School was structurally unsafe, and required demolition.
Over Christmas last year the D Block was demolished but that meant the school was left with no canteen, toilets, gardeners shed, cleaners store or storage. The whole exercise has caused significant upheaval for the school this year.
The undercover area at the school also did not provide sufficient weather protection for the kids and needed to be made secure.
Since then the Fremantle P&C has been negotiating with the Education Department to get the best outcome for the school.
The State member for Fremantle, Simone McGurk, worked with the P&C to lobby the Minister to get decent funds to the 110 year-old school. At one stage, over eighty parents and children met to hold up a “Funds for Freo PS” message which was photographed and sent to the Minster.
The school community felt Fremantle Primary School had been neglected for a long time by the State Government. Last year, the school lost most of its play equipment which was found to be unsafe, and the P&C had no option but to raise money for new equipment.
Quotes from Simone McGurk Member for Fremantle:
“This is a great win for the Fremantle Primary School community,” Ms McGurk said.
“The Fremantle P&C and the school community should feel very proud of what they have been able to achieve in securing funds for this essential upgrade to their undercover area.
“The can-do attitude of the Fremantle Primary School parents is a great example of what can be achieved when a school community comes together.”