Pledge to open school by 2025

THE Government is promising the new $50 million Brighton High School will be open to students in 2025. On Saturday a request for tenders to build the school were advertised. Education Minister Roger Jaensch said the release of the construction tender was a major milestone for the state’s single biggest public education infrastructure project in a decade.

“The new high school is part of our Government’s commitment to support the Brighton community, which is projected to be one of the fastest growing regions in the State over the next 20 years,’’ Mr Jaensch said. “Extensive community and stakeholder consultation has helped shape development of the new high school, which will accommodate up to 600 students and include a multi-purpose hall, performing arts space, and gymnasium.

“The school’s design was developed by Jaws Architecture and K2LD in partnership with the Department for Education, Children and Young People, and the Brighton Council. “The primary feeder school arrangements for the new high school are being finalised following feedback with key stakeholders, and these arrangements will be announced soon.’’

Building works are expected to begin in early 2023, and subject to the outcome of the tender process, the school will be completed in late 2024 and operational in 2025.

The new high school will add to educational infrastructure for the Brighton community, with the $4.3 million redevelopment of the Jordan River School Farm recently completed.