FORRESTDALE’S Carey Baptist College celebrated the official opening of their new teaching facilities and community hub on Friday.
With the school itself having opened in 2016, the new facilities mark the completion of Stage 1B and include six state of the art classrooms for primary school students, kitchen facilities for cooking classes, a maker space area, office space, outdoor amphitheatre and community hub and auditorium.
Carey Baptist College Forrestdale campus principal Nigel Wise said the new buildings were timely for the growing school, which welcomed its first cohort of secondary students this year with the introduction of Year 7s.
He said the new development also allowed them to embrace their natural surroundings and incorporate them into the students’ day-to-day education.
“The facilities opened at the beginning of the 2019 school year and we are thrilled at how our college community has embraced them,” he said.
“Our campus is in a bush setting, with wetlands and bush areas intentionally retained to provide high quality, on-site outdoor classrooms.
“The landscape that surrounds us provides unlimited opportunities for academic, personal, community and spiritual growth.
“Outdoor learning provides team-building opportunities where relationships can be developed and strengthened. Our students are encouraged to be courageous and adventurous in a safe and supportive environment.”