College comes long way in a short time

Peter Collier and Mark Ashby with descendants of William Kennedy – Judy Gordon, Kim
Peter Collier and Mark Ashby with descendants of William Kennedy – Judy Gordon, Kim

Education Minister Peter Collier MLA attended a special assembly to officiate at the opening.

Other special guests included board members and direct descendants of William Kennedy, the college’s namesake ” Judy Gordon, Kim Douglas and Kathleen Ward-Yuill.

Principal Mark Ashby said the college had a lot to be proud of.

‘Kennedy endeavours to foster strong, positive relationships with parents and wider school community in a sustainable and effective manner and today is a great example of this process in action,’ he said.

‘We have achieved so much in such a short period of time and this is a reflection of our wonderful staff and how the community has embraced the vision for the college.’

Kennedy Baptist College, which opened this year, is the result of the joining of two neighbouring schools, Winthrop Baptist College and Somerville Baptist College.