November 27th marked a momentous day as the ‘practical completion’ and handover of Mundaring Christian College’s new Secondary School campus in Parkerville, took place.
Multiple Award winners, Broderick Architects, and builders, Universal Constructions, handed over the key to Mundaring Christian College Principal, Rod McNeill.
Jointly funded by the Australian Commonwealth Government, State Government and Swan Christian Education Association (SCEA), the extensive new campus will open it’s doors to Year 7 to Year 11 students from 2016, with Year 12 students joining in 2017.
“It is amazing for us to see this end product of so much collaboration, thought and hard work,” says Rod McNeill, Mundaring Christian College Principal.
“The entire project has been undertaken with the futures of our students in mind. We’re looking forward to next year, enjoying this space and investing in their lives.”
In 2010, the SCEA Board made the strategic decision to progress with the planning for a secondary school in the Hills.
“With the current site at Walker Street being at capacity, we realised that if we wanted to grow and serve the local community with a complete secondary education, we would need to buy more land,” says Stephen Lee, Chief Executive Officer of SCEA.
“An in depth demographic study, followed by a survey amongst 14,500 households in the area, showed strong support in favour so when this parcel of 110 acres of pristine bush land was offered for sale by the Parkerville Children’s Home, the Board agreed to proceed.”
Advanced Determination from the Minister was received in 2012, with the architects engaged in 2013 and Shire Approval mid-2014, after which construction of the unique building commenced.
Parents, students and staff have already begun working together to build mountain bike tracks through our bushland.
The school is striving towards a capacity of 700 students by 2020.
To reserve a place for your child in the inspiring Mundaring Christian College community, phone 9295 2688.