St Mark’s Anglican Community School opens Alan Cadby Senior Academic Centre

St Mark’s Anglican Community School opens Alan Cadby Senior Academic Centre

A NEW academic centre has become the focus of senior school life at St Mark’s Anglican Community School.

The Alan Cadby Senior Academic Centre includes more than 20 general learning areas, two home economics facilities, a staff room, caf-style canteen area, presentation space with flexible seating for up to 200 people, prep rooms and offices, with a bridge connecting it to the upper floor of the library.

The three-storey building was named in honour of Mr Cadby who was the St Mark’s council chair from 2004 to 2014.

The Alan Cadby Senior Academic Centre. Photo: Martin Kennealey

Prior to a political career in State Parliament, he also worked as a teacher for 31 years in a range of schools.

Principal Cameron Herbert said the new building differed to a traditional school facility.

The Alan Cadby Senior Academic Centre. Photo: Martin Kennealey

“It is a physical statement about our serious commitment to establishing a reputation for academic excellence,” he said.

Head of senior school Jennifer Bailey Smith said the centre was designed to “foster the kind of learning central to the development of 21st century skills and to foster an environment in which students are supported and empowered”.

The centre was officially opened on March 9 with the Archbishop of Perth Kay Goldsworthy attending to bless the facility.

The Alan Cadby Senior Academic Centre. Photo: Martin Kennealey