Mundaring Christian College opened the second stage of its Secondary Campus in Parkerville on the 31st of January, with the start of the 2018 school year.
250 eager Secondary students, their parents and the staff of Mundaring Christian College explored the new $4m building on the 110-acre campus in Parkerville before they gathered in the building for the first assembly of the year.
“I want to welcome everyone to stage two of your new school,” said Mundaring Christian College Principal, Mr. Rod McNeill.
“All of the thought, planning and hard work that has gone into this building is a reflection of the value we place on our students.
“Our job is not to limit our students to traditional models of learning, but rather to lift them and give them the resources they need to make the best of the extraordinary opportunities that we place before them,” he said.
The building, designed by Broderick Architects, incorporates the latest research in learning space design and will encourage students’ creativity as they attend classes in the schools open learning spaces.
The project was majority funded by the Western Australian Government’s Low Interest Loans Scheme (LILS), with significant a contribution from the Australian Government’s Capital Grants Program (CGP).
“I like the new building and all of its new furniture”, said Clair Stanwix, a Year 9 student at Mundaring Christian College.
“The beautiful views are good for learning, and this school is giving us students a great opportunity to do our best”, she said.
Addressing the Assembly, Mr McNeill told students to remember that they’re even better and more valuable than they think.
“We want you to think about the opportunities and possibilities that are before you, in this College and for this year. It’s going to be good”, he said.