Canning Times - - EDUCATION MATTERS -

THE new Early Child­hood Cen­tre at Queen of Apostles School in Riverton has made a huge dif­fer­ence to the kin­der­garten and pre-pri­mary chil­dren this year.

Built at a cost of nearly $3.3 mil­lion with fi­nan­cial sup­port from both the Fed­eral and State gov­ern­ments, the cen­tre has pro­vided the chil­dren and fam­i­lies with a mod­ern, con­tem­po­rary, 21st cen­tury learn­ing en­vi­ron­ment.

Move­able glass walls en­able the staff to com­pletely open the rooms to the out­door play­ground ar­eas, en­abling a seamless in­te­gra­tion of in­door and out­door learn­ing ac­tiv­i­ties.

The de­sign fea­tures plenty of nat­u­ral light and ven­ti­la­tion, with air­con­di­tion­ing in sum­mer de­signed to cre­ate an air-flow that keeps the rooms cool while still pro­vid­ing free­dom of ac­cess to the out­door ar­eas.

In­ter­nal move­able walls also en­able the class­rooms to con­nect to a cen­tral mul­ti­pur­pose space, pro­vid­ing ad­di­tional space for ex­tra ac­tiv­i­ties or break­out groups to work and play in.

Queen of Apostles School is at 108 Tribute Street, East Riverton. Visit www.qoa.wa.edu.au or call 9457 4913.

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