HillSide Christian College students to be scientists of the future after Federal Government funding


Hillside Christian College students Sequoya Blythe and Sapphire Durbridge extract DNA from strawberries. Picture: Bruce Hunt.
Hillside Christian College students Sequoya Blythe and Sapphire Durbridge extract DNA from strawberries. Picture: Bruce Hunt.

STUDENTS at HillSide Christian College will have full use of a new science block which includes two laboratories and a science preparation area thanks to funding from the Federal Government.

Hasluck MHR Ken Wyatt officially opened the new facility in Forrestfield last week.

“It was great to visit HillSide Christian College and see the new facilities firsthand and the impact they will have on students’ learning potential,” Mr Wyatt said.

The Federal Government provided $310,000 in funding from the Capital Grants Program, which provides funding for non-government schools to improve capital infrastructure where they otherwise may not have access to sufficient capital resources.

Mr Wyatt said students and the whole school community would benefit from these new facilities.

“The Australian Government is committed to putting science, technology, engineering and mathematics at the heart of school education,” he said.

“It is critical to our nation’s future that more students study science and maths subjects.”

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