New college set to open

Principal Gary Harris said people had started enrolling for the school, which is due to open on July 18.

“Subject to registration from the Department of Education Services, we will commence operations at the college in semester 2, 2016 for pre-kindergarten to Year 8,” he said.

“We will grow in future years to offer senior secondary and will be the first college in the area to offer this service.

“We plan to set high academic standards and prepare our students to be university ready or vocational education-trained by nurturing their gifts and talents.

“We want our students to be 21st century-ready – many jobs in the future have not been invented yet.

“We want to give them the skills and confidence to be innovative, lifelong learners.”

Bread and Butter Architecture designed the school, and the first stage of works will include pre-fabricated buildings by Ausco Modular.

“We are having pre-fabricated classrooms made off-site,” Mr Harris said.

“It’s a very efficient way of building – you need less time on the building block.

“We had to have speed to have classrooms ready for the students.

“We will have a mixture of those (and) there will be others that are junior classrooms.

“That’s the first stage, then we will start building second-storey structures for the second stage.”

The information evening is open to the public and will start at 7pm on March 22 at the Phil Renkin Recreation Centre, Two Rocks.