Kennedy Baptist College has continued its push to be at the cutting edge of secondary education with the completion of new state of the art science and creative arts facilities.
The Murdoch based secondary college has upgraded its science laboratories and arts studios as the school focuses on its STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Mathematics) learning framework.
According to Kennedy Principal Mr Mark Ashby the College’s enhanced facilities will enable teachers to explore new and engaging ways of connecting with students.
“We are adapting to the current need to encourage a culture of innovation and creative thinking in our students.
“Building, upgrading and modernising the College gives our students and teachers the learning environment they need to achieve their best,” said Mr Ashby.
Features of the upgraded facilities include:
- Redesigned Science laboratories to maximize student engagement.
- Open plan Art studios.
“Art and Design is poised to transform our economy in the 21st century, just as science and technology did in the last century. Our focus on these subjects has been driven by the business community, with the goal of preparing an agile and competitive workforce,” said Mr Ashby.
Arts and Science upgrades are one part of an overall building and development strategy for Kennedy, with a new indoor sporting complex under construction and due for completion in time for the 2017 academic year. Upgrades are also planned for Technology and Enterprise facilities.
The new facilities will be on show at Kennedy’s annual Open Day and Community Fair on 27 August.