WORK has started on stage 2 at Alkimos College with the new buildings expected to be ready for the 2024 school year.
The new buildings to be constructed as part of stage 2 include a student services area, performing arts centre, dance and visual arts studios, dedicated music and specialist classrooms, science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) classrooms, and additional general learning classrooms.
Alkimos College opened in 2020 with a specialist design and technologies area, general classrooms, science and information technology laboratories, sports hall, canteen and library. Once completed, the new facilities will be able to accommodate 1450 students.
On Friday, November 4 Education and Training Minister Sue Ellery attended a turning of the sod ceremony at the college.
Ms Ellery said the $52 million project would support an extra 700 students as the school and communities of Alkimos and Eglinton continued to grow.
“I’m excited to announce that construction on stage 2 works has begun, with the world-class facilities set to enhance secondary education by coupling high-quality spaces for students to thrive in with modern learning technology,’’ she said.
Butler MLA John Quigley said stage 2 of the college would be a game changer for local families who wanted their children to have a quality secondary education with access to modern STEM, performing arts, music and other facilities.