Year 7s welcomed to a new building
STUDENTS at Lesmurdie Senior High School have started the year with the addition of a $2.6million building designed to make a statement about the school’s progressive approach towards learning.
Principal John Stone said the school worked closely with Perth architect Rob Anson to ensure the contemporary block, primarily for Year 7 students, complemented the traditional style of the surrounding buildings.
“I think this building signifies where the school is heading and makes a statement, it’s modern and shows we’re mov- ing with the times,” Mr Stone said.
Former Lesmurdie SHS teacher and now Education Minister Peter Collier opened the Year 7 block last Friday.
“With the addition of incoming Year 7 students, Lesmurdie Senior High School has more than 1060 students this year, up from 846 last year,” Mr Collier said.
“Year 7 students now learn more in-depth content in each subject and there are higher expectations placed on them in terms of the knowledge and skills they need to gain.
“These new facilities mean the students have a brilliant learning environment.”
The facilities include classrooms, activity spaces and staff areas.
Every student year in the school will use the facility for lessons in humanities and science and benefit from the technologically smart design and state-of-the-art teaching aids.
In addition, a $55,000 covered outdoor walkway funded by the school links the nearby library and other areas of the school.
“The new building provides a fresh addition to the front of the school with the extensive use of rock for the building surrounds in keeping with the local landscape,” the minister said.
Teacher Juanita Stafford and students Charli Oxford and Liam Notaro enjoy the new facilities.