McGowan Government to deliver for Fremantle’s Schools

McGowan Government to deliver for Fremantle’s Schools

A re-elected McGowan Labor Government will deliver $240,000 to support a range of projects at a dozen of Fremantle’s local primary schools.

State Member for Fremantle, Simone McGurk, today committed $20,000 for each of twelve local schools to purchase new equipment, build or upgrade playgrounds and refurbish classrooms.

The funding will deliver new IT equipment at Fremantle Primary, new STEM equipment at Christ the King School, installation of solar panels at St Patrick’s Primary, and a new shade structure for the adventure playground at Phoenix Primary School.

Existing rooms will be refurbished at Southwell and Hilton Primary Schools to create dedicated student support and learning spaces.

Spearwood and East Hamilton Hill Primary Schools will benefit from playground upgrades, while the funding will contribute to new nature play spaces at Beaconsfield, Winterfold, White Gum Valley and Our Lady of Mount Carmel Primary Schools.

“The McGowan Labor Government is putting local schools at the heart of our recovery, creating jobs and delivering outstanding facilities for local families,” said State Member for Fremantle Simone McGurk.

“These projects respond to community need and will enhance engagement, learning, and play at Freo’s primary schools.”

Beaconsfield Primary School P&C’s President Nicola Bagley said, “We’re thrilled that Simone is partnering with us to fund the reinvigoration of underused play spaces at our school.

“This funding will help us drive forward our school grounds masterplan, which has been designed to encourage our children connect with nature, learn about their environment, inspire their young bodies and minds, reduce sun exposure, improve accessibility and physical flow, and encourage social connections.”

P&F President at St Patrick’s Primary School Stacey Gregory said these new solar panels will reduce the school’s carbon footprint, allowing funds to be reallocated to our learning programs.

“We’re delighted to have the McGowan Government’s support as our school strives to improve our sustainability practices.”

Sharon Bell, President of the Fremantle Primary School P&C said replacing their old interactive panel will greatly improve the learning experience, particularly for students with special needs.

“This is amazing news for our school. New laptops will mean students no longer have to share during larger classes in our STEAM learning space.”