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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

  • Disability Expo 2019 at Mandurah Forum June 28

    John Tonkin College Education Support Centre (JTCESC) will be hosting a special event for the disability community on Friday 28th June, entitled "Disability Expo 2019”. It is being held at the Mandurah Forum. The Expo is about disability awareness and information on local services available in the area, including sporting groups and community based organisations.

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  • Circus Quirkus Coming to Perth

    International Entertainment’s CIRCUS QUIRKUS is a contemporary take on your favourite, traditional circuses of ages past -- a great mix of Circus acts brought to you from all over the world. And they are coming to Perth! Thanks to the event's 2019 supporters, Riverside ESC has a limited number of COMPLIMENTARY tickets available on a first in first served basis.

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  • Canteen Menu Update

    The Canteen Winter Menu (pdf file) is now online.

    For more details about the Canteen, click here.

  • Riverside Connects with New Bali Sister School

    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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