New build­ing open

Avon Valley Gazette - - NEWS -

MUN­DAR­ING Chris­tian Col­lege stu­dents cel­e­brated the open­ing of a sec­ond build­ing at the se­nior cam­pus in Parkerville.

About 250 stu­dents, par­ents and staff ex­plored the $ 4 mil­lion fa­cil­ity on the school’s 44ha cam­pus be­fore they as­sem­bled in­side for the first as­sem­bly.

Prin­ci­pal Rod McNeill said the new space was a re­flec­tion of the value placed on the school’s se­nior 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,” he said.

“These build­ings en­able us to fo­cus on stu­dent cre­ativ­ity, char­ac­ter, and com­mit­ment to learn­ing through en­gag­ing spa­ces.”

The new­est build­ing fea­tures col­lab­o­ra­tive learn­ing spa­ces and univer­sity- style con­fer­ence and work­shop rooms.

Fund­ing for the project came from a $ 2.75 mil­lion low- in­ter­est loan from the State Gov­ern­ment and a $ 1.264 mil­lion cap­i­tal grant from the Com­mon­wealth Gov­ern­ment.

Year 9 stu­dent Clair Stan­wix said the new build­ing and fur­ni­ture added to her learn­ing ex­pe­ri­ence.

“The beau­ti­ful views are good for learn­ing, and this school is giv­ing us stu­dents a great op­por­tu­nity to do our best,” she said.

The se­nior cam­pus opened in 2016 and cur­rently more than 260 stu­dents at­tend the sec­ondary school. A third Year 7 class was added re­cently to meet an in­crease in de­mand for stu­dent places at the col­lege.

Stu­dent lead­ers at Mun­dar­ing Chris­tian Col­lege.

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