A Breaking Ground Ceremony on October 31 has signalled the commencement of construction for the new Mundaring Christian College Senior Campus.
Located in Parkerville, Stage One of the Senior Campus will open in 2016. The Campus will be built to cater for students in Years 7-12, with junior students continuing at the Mundaring Campus on Walker Street.
The Year 7-12 campus will continue to focus on providing an educational environment where creativity, critical thinking, collaboration and communication all characterise learning in both real and virtual spaces.
The buildings of the campus focus on open and collaborative spaces, providing a beautiful and creative learning environment that connects students to nature and their local environment. It will also allow for a cross-curricular, holistic approach to knowledge domains.
“This event is the continuation of investment and vision for our College which has been operating since 1987,” said Mundaring Christian College Principal, Mr Rod McNeill.
“Our students’ future is at the core of our purpose. We are building a College that is designed to carefully lay the foundations for a life well lived.
“I am glad to see our students at this celebration today, as well as parents and members of our broader community, as we understand that education is a partnership that directly involves us all,” he said.
The Ceremony included addresses from Mr Roger Edland, Chairman of the Swan Christian Education Association Board and Mr Andrew Bailey, representing the Parent Committee; and a prayer by student Zachary Holmes. It concluded with the Breaking of the Ground and planting of a Marri tree by Mr Edland and Mundaring student Olivia Tassone.
In his address, Mr Bailey described the new Campus as a realisation of a vision of a High School in the Hills.
“[Years 11 and 12] are a critical time for our young people as they grow and mature and become adults, and transition into adulthood.
“I have great hope that enabling students to continue from Kindy through to Year 12 in one school will reap many benefits for our students and our community,” said Mr Bailey.
“As a ratepayer of Mundaring myself, this is a massive project and investment for my broader community in the hills”, he said.