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Annual Report 1991 Department of Education



Annual Report 1991 Department of Education

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Tabled Paper 1288


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EDUCATION NEW FACILITIES In February, the Anzac Hill High School Stage 2 project was completed at a cost of $1.95 million. Stage 2(a) comprised a library, music and drama areas, general learning areas, a computer room, toilets/change rooms and a multi-purpose hall, while Stage 2(b) included specialist areas for Science, Technical Studies and student services. At Milingimbi, new Home Economics and other facilities were completed in March at a cost of $320 000, mainly replacing an existing but unsuitable kitchen/food studies area and providing a specialist computing area. Other projects completed in March were a new $600 000 school at Canteen Creek in the Barkly Region, comprising three general learning areas, student and staff amenities, a canteen, a library and a production room curriculum resource centres at Lajamanu and at Shepherdson College on Elcho Island, each costing $500 000, with the former featuring a remote area teacher training section and facilities for the production of bilingual curriculum resources; the latter incorporated staff amenities, a print room, a darkroom, a production room and tutorial spaces. In April, the school at Wallace Rockhole was upgraded with the relocation of a transportable classroom from Iwupataka at a cost of $60 000. The $2.6 million Batchelor Area School Stage 1 project was completed in May, providing a new preschool, as well as administration and secondary (Years 8 to 10) facilities at the new area school site. Also completed in the same month were a vocational education centre at Maningrida, costing $500 000and providing adult education facilities consisting of indoor and outdoor activities areas for men and women, as well as storage and office space the $180 000 Wallungurru (Kintore) Preschool, designed to cater for up to 25 children. Larapinta Preschool in Alice Springs, completed in July at a cost of $500 000, was designed for dual school and community use, providing a valuable multi purpose facility for residents of the Larapinta subdivision. 40