Mountain View Adventist College in Western Sydney has expanded its campus with the addition of a $A1.1 million prep centre.
The centre was officially opened by Federal Member for Chifley Ed Husic yesterday (October 12) in front of more than 100 guests, staff, parents and students.
Mr Husic welcomed the investment in the school’s expansion by the Greater Sydney Conference (GSC) of the Seventh-day Adventist Church.
“Mountain View Adventist College is a great contributor to our community and this is such a tremendous investment in the skills and development of local students,” Mr Husic said.
“So many kids from all different backgrounds are brought together here and the continued investment in the school will help make a difference in their education. I’m also impressed that the school extension focused on both mental and physical activity in young students—from new rooms to new play areas, very important.”
Principal Jenny Gibbons said: “We are excited about this project and increasing our college’s ability to provide further educational experiences for the children of Western Sydney.”
Mountain View Adventist College opened in 1969 and today educates more than 660 children from prep to Year 12.
Head of the Junior School, Paula Musa, said: “Our college has seen a lot of change in this period of time and this project is just another demonstration of our commitment to the families and young people of Western Sydney.”
The new centre is fully self-sufficient. It has two large purpose-built rooms, a quiet area and sizeable outside play area complete with a bike track and sand pit. [pullquote]
“It’s a wonderful learning environment where the children are able to learn through structured and unstructured play. It has an open learning space, which has created some exciting learning areas,” Mrs Musa said.
GSC CFO Eva Ing said the Conference was very pleased to contribute to the development. “The Conference is a strong supporter of education and our schools in Greater Sydney,” she said.