School campuses linked, student safety improved

Head of middle school Richard Ledger with Year 7 students Bailey Flecker and Connor Enslin. Picture: Andrew Ritchied411329
Head of middle school Richard Ledger with Year 7 students Bailey Flecker and Connor Enslin. Picture: Andrew Ritchied411329

Head of middle school Richard Ledger said about 700 and 800 students a day used the $2.8 million underpass in Shenton Road that would benefit the school and wider community.

‘We’re not stopping the traffic any more with the pedestrian crossing that we used to have there,’ Mr Ledger said.

‘Being able to send a boy, or groups of boys, or classes of boys from one side of the campus to another unsupervised, so it’s not taking up teacher or adult time, is a huge advantage.’

Headmaster Alec O’Connell said the college funded the underpass but it was not possible to put a value on improving the safety of students.

Construction recently began on the school’s middle and junior school library and gallery, which is scheduled to be completed by late August next year.