TWO former students are helping to construct St Mark’s Anglican Community School’s $11 million senior academic centre.
Brothers Kiel and Martin Tilley, who graduated from the Hillarys school in 2005 and 2009 respectively, are on the project team for the centre, which is the school’s single largest capital project.
“It was a wonderful opportunity to give back to a school that gave my brother and me so much as students,” Kiel said.
“This building will allow the next generation of St Mark’s students to enjoy the same benefits that we did.”
The three-storey building will include 22 classrooms, two home economics rooms, presentation area, staff room, offices and a bridge connecting it to the upper floor of the library.
Expected to open in 2018, principal Cameron Herbert said it would become a base for students in years 9 to 12.
“The Senior Academic Centre is not just another school building,” he said.
“It is a physical statement about our serious commitment to establishing a reputation for academic excellence.”