Education Minister Liz Constable today officially opened the $1million upgrade of Shenton College’s science laboratories and highlighted the students’ international scientific achievements.
Four Shenton students travelled to the Beijing International Science Competition in March, returning with three gold medals and one silver medal.
“What a wonderful opportunity for young science enthusiasts to show their passion for science on a global scale and develop their expertise,” Dr Constable said.
“The college values developing scientific minds and this upgrade will allow further advancements in teaching and learning programs, and encourage students’ imaginations and skills to flourish.
“Science education needs to be supported by facilities which will engage students in this important subject. We know that we need more young people studying science at school and then going on to further study.
“One of the reasons the Government is moving year 7 to secondary school from 2015 is to give these students access to specialist science laboratories and equipment, as well as specialist teachers, only found in secondary schools.”
Nedlands MLA Bill Marmion said the upgrade at Shenton College would further cement its reputation for excellence and demonstrated the State Government’s commitment to providing high quality school environments.
Shenton College principal Mike Morgan said the new look science laboratories were wonderful facilities and better learning spaces for students.
“The whole space is now much more engaging and provides a really stimulating environment for the creative and innovative science minds of our students,” Mr Morgan said.
Shenton College is an Independent Public School
There are more than 1,300 students enrolled at the college from year 8 to 12
JCY designed the new facilities which were built by Palace Homes & Construction
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