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Parliamentary Questions

Question Without Notice No. 73 asked in the Legislative Council on 18 February 2020 by Hon Colin Tincknell

Minister responding: Hon S.M. Ellery
Parliament: 40 Session: 1

Answered on


73. Hon COLIN TINCKNELL to the Minister for Education and Training:

(1) Is the minister able to please inform me how many government schools in this state are —

(a) primary; and

(b) secondary?

(2) How many have canteen facilities on campus, by —

(a) primary; and

(b) secondary?

(3) Of those campuses with canteens, how many are in operation —

(a) five days a week;

(b) four days a week;

(c) three days a week;

(d) two days a week;

(e) one day a week; or

(f) are not in operation at all?

Hon SUE ELLERY replied:

I thank the honourable member for some notice of the question.

(1) There are 818 in total, being —

(a) 558 primary schools, including remote community schools; and

(b) 112 secondary schools.

There are also 18 community kindergartens; 58 schools that cater for both primary and secondary years of schooling; 66 education support schools, centres, language development centres and other specialist facilities; and six distance education schools.

(2)–(3) Parents and citizens associations, school boards and, in some cases, private providers run school canteens. The department does not collect this information centrally. If the honourable member is looking for some specific information, I am happy to provide a briefing for him if he would like.