Fremantle College officially opens its doors

Kiana Ralph (y12), Sam Taylor (y12), Freya Mitson-Clarke (y12) and Jack Bradley (y8). Picture: Martin Kennealey www.communitypix.com.au   d478896
Kiana Ralph (y12), Sam Taylor (y12), Freya Mitson-Clarke (y12) and Jack Bradley (y8). Picture: Martin Kennealey www.communitypix.com.au d478896

FREMANTLE College officially opened its doors on Wednesday.

The school caters for former Hamilton Hill Senior High School and South Fremantle High School students, as well as new high schoolers.

A ceremony on Thursday was attended by education minister Sue Ellery , Fremantle MHR Josh Wilson, Fremantle MLA Simone McGurk, Fremantle mayor Brad Pettitt and Cockburn mayor Logan Howlett .

Dylan Sonntag, a year seven student, said it was “awesome” to attend the high school.

“There are so many things to do, I am part of the ICT (information and communications technology) specialist program which focuses on computing and coding,” he said.

“My favourite subject is maths but I’m really excited to study everything.”

The sentiment was shared by year 10 student Julian McWaters who said it was great to attend a brand new school.

“I am excited to the new experiences and doing ATAR subjects,” he said.

“I am in the specialist music course where I’m studying contemporary music on the piano.”

School principal Myles Draper said it had been a great start to the new year.

“We had 250 year 7 students, 100 staff members and 800 students from year 8 to 12 beginning at the school,” he said,

“Great to see everyone so enthusiastic and passionate for what they do.”

The school has a range of new facilities including a 50m swimming pool, collaborative spaces, a performing arts and music centre.

Ms McGurk said it was really exciting that the school is now open.

“There was a lot of hard work put into the school by a range of community members wanting a high standard of public education” she said.

“There was a lot of enthusiasm surrounding the new buildings, it’s really great.”

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