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Redevelopment of Sorell High School

Jeremy Rockliff, Minister for Education and Training

Sorell School will be re-built as the key educational facility in the South East region of Tasmania under a re-elected Hodgman majority Liberal Government.  

The new school will consolidate the current primary and high school together onto one campus, providing state-of-the-art learning facilities for Kindergarten right up to Year 12 while creating capacity for more than 850 students.  

The local community has made it clear the current school is old and no longer fit for purpose, and today’s announcement is a great outcome for families in what is one of Tasmania’s fastest growing areas.  

And for those with younger children, a new Education and Care facility will also be built on the redeveloped site that will provide parents with a single drop off and pick up point for their children from child care right through to Year 12.  

It’s all part of our plan to build a job ready generation of Tasmanian students, and will support our target to increase the retention rate of Year 10-12 students to at or above the national average by 2022, and to have 75 per cent of students complete their TCE by 2022.

To be clear, this upgrade will only happen under a re-elected majority Hodgman Liberal Government.  If a Labor-Green minority Government is elected, they will halt our Year 11-12 extension and infrastructure upgrades and will try to close schools, just like they did when last in office.  

Only a majority Hodgman Liberal Government has a plan for Tasmanian students and the Sorell community, and if re-elected we will start planning immediately with a view to beginning the build before the end of the 2018/19 financial year.

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