HASLUCK MHR Ken Wyatt officially opened the $4 Million Stage 2A of Mundaring Christian College’s Parkerville Campus on Friday, July 27th 2018.
250 students, College community, MCC staff and invited guests gathered in the building’s shared learning space for the official opening ceremony.
“We want to thank everyone who has invested in the work of bringing this possibility to fruition,” said Mundaring Christian College Principal, Mr. Rod McNeill.
“The core values of our college are faith, hope and love. Our hope is that you experience these values within these walls and amongst these surrounds. More than experience though, our purpose is that you embrace these values and take them into your future and our community.
“To our students: work hard, live well, love life. We believe in you,” he said.
The building, designed by Broderick Architects, incorporates the latest research in learning space design and encourages students’ creativity as they attend classes in the school’s state of the art open learning spaces.
The campus has been deliberately designed to capture natural light, use space efficiently to maximise cooling, and provides a picturesque view of the Mundaring Hills.
“I started at Mundaring Christian College in the year 2006 as a Pre-Primary student”, said Devin Carter, a Year 12 student at Mundaring Christian College.
“Through the years this college has undergone many changes, and it has been exciting to see this campus develop in front of us.
“We would have stared in disbelief back then if we could have seen where we would be standing today’” he said.
The project received a $2,75 million loan from the Western Australian Government’s Low-Interest Loan Scheme (LILS), with a $1,266 million grant from the Australian Government’s Capital Grants Program (CGP).
“I am impressed by the interactions within this school which are based on respect, dignity and a love of those who are a part of your community,” said Federal Member for Hasluck, Hon Ken Wyatt MP.
“To all of the parents, I want to acknowledge the work and contributions that you make, because whilst government contribute, the hardest challenge is when you have a dream to bring together young minds and give them a pathway that is based not only on the learning environment within a classroom but on the faith of the community in which you all live and reside, and you see that strength as the galvanising glue for the achievements and success that you have as a school,” he said.
“The features provided in this building are more akin to those which would be found in tertiary level institutions or modern offices,” said Mr Matthew Hughes, MLA Kalamunda.
“The integration of technology into the learning spaces at this college ensure that we are embracing the way in which technology can bring people together to generate shared ideas.
“Mrs Sue Ellery, Minister for Education and Training and I wish the college and the Swan Christian Education Association well in your future endeavours.” He said.