Growing numbers prompt expansion of classrooms

HOPE Christian College in Roelands officially unveiled the new campus last week with high school students to move into the new classrooms next year.

The college expanded its grounds onto a new campus to accommodate its growing student numbers, adding two blocks of classrooms and an administration area.

Deputy principal Julie Le Cras said the school had grown significantly since it started with 17 students in 1999, with students coming from Harvey, Australind and Collie.

“In the last 10 years we’ve grown from 80 students to our current 250,” she said.

Ms Le Cras said some aspects of construction still needed to be completed before the high school students moved into the new classrooms at the start of the 2018 school year.

The college has owned the land for four years with the intention to develop a new campus, Ms Le Cras said, with the land rezoned earlier this year allowing construction to begin.

Primary school students will make the move at the start of 2019.

Forrest MHR Nola Marino cut the ribbon on the new campus and toured the classrooms.

The project was funded through a $520,000 in Federal funding from the Capital Grants Program.

Source: Bunbury Herald.