Creating leaders at Swan View Senior High School
Posted on Wednesday, 31 March 2004
Federal and State Government cooperation has provided students with an opportunity to shine at Swan View Senior High School.
A capital works project opened at the school has seen the construction of a state-of-the-art Technology and Enterprise Centre worth
$1.05 million for jewellery-making, welding, fabrication and electronics.
According to principal Robert Nairn "innovation is not new to Swan View Senior High School". This is evident with its focus on encouraging students to consider vocational studies and design and technology, and succeed.
Ms Moylan attended the opening and was impressed to hear that two young people in attendance, Heather White and Rohan Milne, were achieving their dreams. Ex-Swan View SHS students, they went through the jewellery-making and design course. Today they work for one of the top jewellers in Perth.
"This is a great example of two young people who've come through the program here and today are contributing something really important back to the community," Ms Moylan said.
The school has an important program in place to help retention rates and give Indigenous and other students further opportunities. Ms Moylan was impressed at the success of the program and spoke to the students about their aspirations.
Ms Moylan has had a long association with the school and Head of Department Technology and Enterprise, Mike Trlin. She has been working closely with Mr Trlin who has formed an important partnership between the school and Swan TAFE.