Student education gathers steam
A NEW science technology, engineering, arts and math (Steam) centre has been officially opened at South Coast Baptist College in Waikiki.
WA Senator Linda Reynolds opened the new facility last week.
“It was great to visit South Coast Baptist College to see the new facilities and the positive impact they will have on students’ learning potential,” she said.
The Federal Government provided $1.2 million through the capital grants program toward the $4.3 million project, which includes two science laboratories, two food technology learning areas, a preparation area, a breakout area, a technical graphics laboratory and an exhibition, project and model cafe area.
Ms Reynolds said Steam subjects were important for students’ job skill sets of the future.
Independent schools in WA would also benefit from increased funding.
Money for independent schools in WA is estimated to grow from $511.1 million in 2017 to $547.9 million in 2018, $671.5 million in 2021 and $953.2 million in 2027.
It represents an average per student increase of 5.9 per cent each year over the next four years.
South Coast Baptist College students (from left) Daniel Francis, Chloe Giles, Harry Bolan, Tameeka Taylor, Cornelus Sauer and Emma Markus making use of the new facilities.