Schools open doors to the community
Staff at Eaton Community College and Bunbury Catholic College have been busily preparing for their respective open days later this month.
ECC will open its doors to the community next Thursday, sandwiched between the BCC Mercy and Marist campus open days this Tuesday and September 11 respectively.
ECC associate principal Kathryn Inman said the day was about promoting the school and the opportunities it could provide prospective students.
“We’ve got a great school here with lots of things happening,” she said.
“We just want to showcase all those things.”
Normal school sessions will be suspended for the open day, according to Ms Inman, but students will be more than welcome to attend and help out on the day.
“Some students will be running the sausage sizzle on the day with the money from that going to Headspace,” she said.
The school’s student council will be responsible for most of the student-run stalls and activities while others will be coordinated by teaching staff according to their department.
Year 7 student councillors Isla Laurenson and Maddy Francis will be running guided tours of the school on the day and had each attended previous school open days.
“It will be a really good experience,” Isla said.
“I’ve never been a part of it, I’ve always come in with my family and had a look around.”
Maddy said she was looking forward to showing people around her school the same way she was shown around last year.
The ECC open day will run between 1pm and 6pm while the BCC events will be held between 12pm and 6.30pm on their respective days.
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