2020 saw Margaret River Senior High School receive a $30 million redevelopment.
Two double-storey buildings and a sports hall are among the major new facilities officially opened by Education and Training Minister Sue Ellery.
One of the buildings includes 16 general classrooms and an inclusive education classroom, as well as staff study areas, storage space and toilets, to accommodate 550 students as the school population continues to grow. A dedicated science building also provides a new and innovative learning environment to match the school’s learning programs. The two-storey building includes five laboratories, preparation areas, study space for staff and storage areas. A brand new sports hall with a fitness centre, and change rooms will benefit staff and students alike, as sport, physical education and health are integral parts of the school’s education program. Other works include an extension to the administration building, as well as additions and upgrades to students’ services. Upgrades include new replacement farm workshops, a hay shed, horticulture and aquaculture facilities, storage and toilets.
Also to meet the growing student population there will be additional onsite and verge parking, which is expected to be completed in April 2020.
In 2015, MRSHS received a $6.4 million Building Upgrade.
This has provided a new English faculty block that contains five standard classrooms, general activity space, a toilet block and a Food Science classroom.
The upgrade includes a 200 square metre undercover area which will is a home base for the Year 7 students. For further recreational use there is an adjacent basketball court for student use.
The school is continuing to upgrade furniture in classrooms. This provides greater comfort for students and allows flexibility to cater for individual learning needs. The furniture design creates more vibrancy in the classroom and can be easily shifted to allow different group formations. The furniture layout has been very well received by the students and classroom teachers.
Audio Visual Upgrade:
The school has upgraded audio visual displays in all classrooms from short throw projectors, interactive projectors to LCD display panels.