Official opening of upgrades at Swan View Senior High School
Posted on Wednesday, 17 March 2004
The end result of a new capital grants program worth $1.05 million, has seen the official opening of upgrades to buildings at Swan View Senior High School.
Member for Pearce Judi Moylan spoke at the official opening of the updated design and technology facilities today, which were officially opened by the State Minister for Education and Training, The Hon Alan Carpenter.
She said the Federal Government had provided $450,000 and the State Government had contributed $600,000 towards the construction of state-of-the-art facilities for children to learn welding and fabrication, jewellery making and electronics..
“These outstanding facilities will help ensure students at Swan View Senior High School are encouraged to realise their full potential and attain their goals,” Ms Moylan said.
She was impressed to hear that two young people in attendance, Heather White and Rohan Milne, were achieving their dreams.
The former Swan View Senior High School students went through the jewellery making and design course and today work for one of Perth’s top jewellers. They have both won awards for outstanding work.
“This is a great example of two young people being given opportunities to develop potential skills and abilities,” she said.
Ms Moylan congratulated the school community on establishing the best possible facilities for students.
The school was officially opened in 1978 and celebrated its Silver Jubilee last year. The school caters for Years 8 to 12 students and has a current enrolment of 853. It offers a comprehensive range of academic, sporting, cultural, vocational and extra-curricular activities.
She said the project demonstrated the Australian Government’s commitment to providing every student with the best possible learning environment through the provision of these updated facilities.