POLITICIANS from all levels of government visited an Alkimos school for its official opening this term.
Northshore Christian Grammar School held its ceremonial opening on April 28, having opened its doors to students in February.
Pearce MHR Christian Porter, Butler MLA John Quigley and Wanneroo Mayor Tracey Roberts were among the guests at the ceremony last month, along with members of the Swan Christian Education Association (SCEA) board, architects and builders, staff, students and parents.
Principal Stuart Chisholm said it was the culmination of years’ of planning to deliver the facilities, which were designed by Broderick Architects and built by De Francesch Building Company.
“Not only are we blessed with this outstanding design, we are delighted with the many families that have chosen to partner with us for educating their children,” he said.
“We are very grateful for the government contributions to this stage of the campus, including the State Government’s low interest loans scheme and the Australian Government’s capital grants program.
“A thriving community is crucial to the success of a school, and our foundation families have already formed strong bonds and installed our playground, assisted with gardening and are helping in classrooms every day.”
After the official proceedings, Mr Porter joined guests on a tour of the campus.
SCEA chief executive Neil David said the association was glad to be able to offer its brand of non-denominational Christian education in a fast-growing area.
“We’re really proud to have formally opened this contemporarily designed and highly functional campus,” he said.
Northshore offers education from Kindergarten to Year 6 and will grow year on year until it reaches Year 12.
Foundation scholarships valued at up to $2000 are available to eligible families who enrol before third term.
A free parent-run playgroup also operates at the school site each week.