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WA Dept of Education : Budget and Education Snapshot

WA Budget Education 2019 smThe Government of Western Australia has released the State Budget 2019-20 which includes investment in schools, ensuring all students – regardless of where they live – receive a high quality education. The McGowan Government says it is focused on ensuring schools can better support the growing numbers of students in modern, first class facilities.

The 2019‑20 State Budget includes a $452.8 million investment to improve school infrastructure and create jobs for Western Australians.

An additional $40 million has been allocated to students with disability in public schools to 2022‑23 to help address learning needs of WA students. This brings the total amount of funding in 2019 for students with eligible disability to $326.8 million:

  • Total $22.1 billion investment over four years in WA education.
  • $452.8 million in 2019‑20 to build and improve WA schools to support the growth in our suburbs and ensure our students are learning in modern environments.
  • $152.8 million to build four new primary schools to open in 2020 and five new primary schools to open in 2021.
  • $77.4 million to redevelop secondary schools, across Perth.
  • $38.3 million of infrastructure works to commence at regional schools.
  • Additional $40 million allocated to students with disability in WA public schools through to 2022‑23 to help address learning needs of students.
  • Enrolment growth in WA public schools is projected to grow by 27,000 students over the four years from 2019 to 2023.
  • $3 million towards science labs for 51 primary schools across the State.

Download the Budget Fact Sheet here.

What's New

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    Riverside Education Support Centre became a member of the AdoptASchool Association (AAS) in 2011. It is a program whereby WA schools can sponsor a school in Indonesia, which aims to encourage friendship and cultural understanding between WA and Balinese schools. This year Riverside ESC has a new Sister School.

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  • WA Dept of Education : Budget and Education Snapshot

    The Government of Western Australia has released the State Budget 2019-20 which includes investment in schools, ensuring all students – regardless of where they live – receive a high quality education. The McGowan Government says it is focused on ensuring schools can better support the growing numbers of students in modern, first class facilities.

    Read more ...
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