Subiaco: Next phase of $70.6m Inner City College underway, name expected in next six months

Subiaco: Next phase of $70.6m Inner City College underway, name expected in next six months
Subiaco: Next phase of $70.6m Inner City College underway, name expected in next six months

FUTURE students of Subiaco’s Inner City College will find out their school’s official name in the next six months.

Foundation principal John Burke spoke to Western Suburbs Weekly at a smoking ceremony this morning to mark the start of work on the bricks and mortar stage of the $70.6 million project.

“An advisory group is being formed at the moment representative of the community, and the conversation of the name of the college will be informed by that,” he said.

“I think we’ll have it in six months, absolutely.”

Mr Burke said he was sure everyone had their own idea about what the school should be called, with suggestions set to come from the advisory group.

The group will also make other decisions for the school, such as uniforms.

The Inner City College is set to open its doors in 2020 to the first group of 250 Year Seven students, mostly comprised of students from the local area with 32 places for gifted and talented students from across the state.

Whadjuk custodians Richard Walley and Neville Collard led today’s smoking ceremony at Kitchener Park to celebrate the building milestone, and Education Minister Sue Ellery said the community will soon start to see the school take shape.

“It will be a vibrant hub with the community welcome to use many of the new facilities, from the playing courts and gymnasium to the auditorium and the iconic Subiaco Oval,” she said.

“Inner City College is also a vital part of the wider Subi East transformation project and today’s milestone is the start of an exciting new chapter of Subiaco’s history.”