Education assistance allocated for Esperance schools, Labor MLC Darren West confirms

Three Esperance schools have received a boost with more education support staff.

Labor Agricultural region MLC Darren West confirmed the additional support on Friday, February 2 for 2018 and beyond.

Education Assistants have been funded for Nulsen Primary School and Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Education Officers will assist at both Esperance Senior High School and Esperance Residential College.

“There is no doubt that Education Assistants add great value to the classroom by providing one-on-one support to those students who need it,” Mr West said.

“This support is not only beneficial to the students but also to the class teacher. “

Nulsen Primary School Principal, David Callow said the assistants are a great help to preparing and running classrooms.

“It gives us great flexibility to support students and teachers,” Mr Callow said.

The allocation of Education Assistants follows the McGowan’s late 2017 decision to turn classrooms into science labs at Esperance and Nulsen Primary Schools.

“The two schools were selected based on their plans to grow and improve science education to skill students for the jobs of the future,” he said.

Mr West believed this will help improve currently lackluster university enrollment in Maths and Science degrees.