Mundaring Christian College celebrated its 30th Anniversary with two major events in Term Three, including a 30 Year Celebration at its Primary Campus and the second FAMMM Festival, featuring Food, Arts, Media, Music and Materials, at its Secondary Campus.
Celebrating 30 Years
On the afternoon of 7 September, current and past students and families met at the Primary Campus for a 30th Year Celebration and Open Day.
Gathering together in the school hall, Principal Mr Rod McNeill said that the afternoon was a celebration of the parts that everyone gathered had played in the life of Mundaring Christian College.
“All of us here today from the youngest kids in Kindy to the most senior member of our group, all have a story. Our lives are a story. In fact, our lives are parts of many stories.
“Today is a celebration of the story every one of us has played and do play as we share in Mundaring Christian College’s life. In its past, in its present and in its future.
“To everyone who shares our story and is part of our past and is building into our future; you matter, and we thank you,” he said.
The audience also heard from past students, teachers, and members of the founding group of parents that pioneered the opening of the College in 1988.
A panel of the founding parents and past students reminisced to the audience how the school had previously met in a parish house before moving to the Primary Campus’ current site on Walker Street.
“It is absolutely wonderful to see how the school has grown”, said Mr Kim Tester.
Students from years 4, 5 and 6 prepared and iced 30 cakes - one cake for every year the school has been open - before everyone shared a slice together after the opening assembly.
Parents, students and guests then enjoyed a range of activities including a school-wide hand painting in the art room and a ‘history room’ of stories from the College’s first 30 years.
An Evening of Entertainment and Fine Food
The second FAMMM Festival at Mundaring Christian College’s Parkerville Secondary Campus was hugely popular, with hundreds of parents, students and members of the wider community attending the opening night on Wednesday 12 September.
The evening featured a range of performance acts as well as the creative showcases of students from visual arts and material workmanship to robotics and fashion design.
Musical performances included rock band Shrader’s Arcade, featuring four of the college’s students, playing a range of classic and modern songs as well as a jazz band, solo and duet pieces. The stage was also lit up by dance acts and a parade of a range of fashion pieces.
The evening was catered by the College’s hospitality students, with many of the popular savoury and dessert items selling out due to high demand.
Visit the news page on Mundaring Christian College’s website, at www.mundaring.wa.edu.au, for more photos and videos from these two exciting events.