ELLENBROOK Secondary College celebrated a milestone on Thursday, marking the end of its 10th year as a college with a special morning tea and assembly.
The assembly celebrated the school’s founding years and included past and present special guests, such as Swan Hills MLA Frank Alban, Swan Hills Labor candidate Jessica Shaw and City of Swan Ellenbrook ward councillor Cate McCullough.
Associate principal Beverley Day said while starting a new school was a lot of work, it was a special experience to be involved in.
“With the rapid growth of the college and new challenges, the years have flown by,” she said.
“In this timeframe, our current Year 10s were just entering Year 1 in primary school. I, along with many of the other foundation staff, have watched the first cohorts of Year 7 and 8s move through and graduate high school.
“Some of these students have now qualified as teachers and are having an impact on new generations of students and communities.”
Ms Day said she had seen a lot of change over the past 10 years.
“When the school opened in 2007, there were about 240 students. Now, we are approaching more than 1600 enrolments.
“There was no airconditioning in any of the main classrooms or offices and four other primary schools have opened in the area over the past 10 years.”
Ms Day told the students they were a very special and important part of the ESC family and legacy.
“I trust you will remember your school days fondly, remember and be proud of being part of this school community – I know that I am.”