Macarthur Adventist College (NSW) had reason to celebrate recently, as several new buildings were opened on Sunday (August 20).
Coinciding with the school’s Family Fun Day, the event was attended by the Hon. Senator Concetta Fierravanti-Wells, Minister for International Development and the Pacific, who officially opened the new two-story art, music and IT specialty building. In addition to the new building, the school’s Hall and TAS (Technology and Applied Studies) building were refurbished.
Senator Fierravanti-Wells said she was excited to see such an investment being made into school facilities in the local Macarthur area.
“A good education is the key to success,” she said. “Opening the new building at Macarthur Adventist College is part of the Coalition Government’s commitment to the region’s growth, education and potential. It is something worth celebrating.”
Campbelltown Council approved the new building works last year to cater for student population growth that is expected to almost triple over the ten years to 2020. Anna Calandra, principal at Macarthur Adventist College, said the school was located in a growth corridor.
“As the school has grown we have been able to expand the subject choice and opportunities for students as they go onto pursue further study or enter the workforce,” she said. “Our focus has always been on personal attention and Christian values. Our new facilities will allow us to continue providing that quality education as we prepare our students for a life beyond our school.”
The ceremony was held as part of Macarthur Adventist College annual Family Fun Day, which featured carnival rides, a petting zoo, face painting and jumping castles as well as live performances and school tours.