Newton Moore Senior High School STEM centre plans excite Education Minister Sue Ellery

Stuart McGuckinSouth Western Times
Newton Moore Senior High School head boy Rex Kennedy and head girl Shenaye Witmish talk to Education Minister Sue Ellery about the plans for the STEM centre refurbishment.
Camera IconNewton Moore Senior High School head boy Rex Kennedy and head girl Shenaye Witmish talk to Education Minister Sue Ellery about the plans for the STEM centre refurbishment. Credit: Stuart McGuckin

Education Minister Sue Ellery was impressed by plans for Newton Moore Senior High School’s new Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics centre during a visit last week.

Principal Susan Kerr said work was set to start on the $3 million centre refurbishment in June and would be completed by the end of January as long as weather permitted.

“The drawings are all finished, the planning has been done by the architects and the building has gone out to tender,” she said.

Mrs Kerr said the centre would also be used by primary schools and other community groups in the area.

“We would like to provide the opportunity for as many people as possible to be involved in this kind of learning,” she said.

Ms Ellery was talked through the plans by the school’s head boy Rex Kennedy and head girl Shenaye Witmish.

She said it reflected strongly on the school.

“It speaks really well for the leadership and culture of the school,” she said.

“The two young boys who did the acknowledgement of country did it really well.

“Then the student leaders did the actual presentation of the plans in front of their teachers and peers, which was really great.”

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