Archimedes ready to test young minds

Principal Ron Bamford with students Isaiah Kuru, Amanda Lee, Sean Austin and Murron Carroll. Picture: Bruce Hunt www.communitypix.com.au d423746
Principal Ron Bamford with students Isaiah Kuru, Amanda Lee, Sean Austin and Murron Carroll. Picture: Bruce Hunt www.communitypix.com.au d423746

Last Tuesday, Education Minister Peter Collier and South Metropolitan Region MLC Simon O’Brien attended the official opening of the facility, named Archimedes.

The building has been designed to cater for more than 270 students in years 7 and 8 that will attend the college next year.

It includes five classrooms, a science laboratory, an inclusive education classroom and a study area.

The expansion will allow enrolments to grow from 1291 students this year to about 1700 students next year.

Mr Collier said the new building was among the first of 29 projects completed to cater for Year 7 students, who will start attending secondary school next year.

‘The move of Year 7 public school students to secondary school aligns with the introduction of the Australian Curriculum, which has more in-depth content in each subject and higher expectations so students can succeed in, and contribute to, our modern world,’ he said.

‘The facilities at Canning Vale College will give Year 7 students the specialist subject teaching best suited for the new Australian Curriculum.’

Six new transportable classrooms will also be installed at the college by September.