College adds media, dance studios to mix

Year 9 students Alisha Saez and Alex Endell with principal Armando Giglia and Education Minister Peter Collier.
Year 9 students Alisha Saez and Alex Endell with principal Armando Giglia and Education Minister Peter Collier.

Education Minister Peter Collier visited the school on August 6 to inspect the facilities which opened earlier this year.

The second stage of the school cost about $37.4 million, and included years 7, 9 and upper school buildings, as well as a fitness centre extension to the gymnasium.

�The additions of specialist dance and media studios, art rooms, music and media suites, and a recording studio, along with a new lecture theatre will ensure the College can meet continuing enrolment growth,� North Metropolitan MLC Peter Katsam- banis said.

Mr Collier said the lecture theatre would complement the college�s relationship with universities.

�For students on a vocational pathway, the interview rooms for prospective employers will certainly be put to good use.�

Butler College opened as an independent public school in 2013 and has more than 1270 students from years 7 to 10 with facilities for mainstream students as well as students with disabilities.