New addition welcomed at Kalamunda Christian School

Students in front of the new teaching block.
Students in front of the new teaching block.

KALAMUNDA Christian School’s new teaching block was officially opened on Monday.

Funded by the Federal Government and Swan Christian Education Association, the new building has two classrooms, tutorial rooms and music rooms, plus a breakout space.

“We are delighted with this addition to our beautiful school grounds,” principal Michelle Cockrell said.

“There is considerable evidence highlighting the relationship between the physical characteristics of school buildings and the spaces within them and educational outcomes.”

Education and Training Minister Simon Birmingham congratulated the school.

“A good education is critical in giving young people the opportunity to achieve personal success and contribute to our nation,” he said.

The school’s Early Learning Centre playground is also being redesigned.

“We initially had a few mums with children in the early years looking for a worthwhile project into which they could invest their energy, passion and money raised by fundraising efforts,” Mrs Cockrell said.

“What started out as a few mud kitchens and stepping stones has now evolved into a grand design, which includes multiple play areas, a beautiful mural designed and painted by Rebecca Cool and an old climbing frame that has been transformed into a pirate, with a telescope, steering wheel and mast.

“There is a definite sense of community surrounding this project that has blown me away.

“We have had parents donating their time, skills, muscles, trees, decking, piping, bobcats and so much more.”