On Monday I had a long trip down to Kwinana Beach (odd name for an industrial area) to finalise the colour and texture of the red ochre building walls that are being prefabricated and brought to site. The architect’s intention is that the external walls and associated panels reflect the colours of the surrounding environment.
I enjoy spending time with the builders who are themselves very positive about the school’s design and how impressive it will look when finished. It is bigger than you imagine. As you walk down the central hub, you will be able to look into classrooms and through them to the beautiful surrounding countryside.
The walls are being formed now and will be going up just after Easter. This will be a time where the building will rapidly take shape. In the background we are organising a myriad different areas: curriculum and courses, staffing, furniture, technology, equipment and advertising.
The three areas of emphasis for the Senior Campus are:
- Encouraging capacity for life-long learning
- Developing creativity as a life skill
- Building character through rich experiences
Recent discussions with the CEO have resulted in permission for all of the Senior students from Years 7, 8, 9, 10, and 11 to begin at the new campus next year.
We are working with the current Year 10 class regarding career pathways and course selection. This is a process that will involve parents and we will keep you informed.
Ps 127:1 Unless the Lord builds a house, the work of the builders is wasted.