Senator for NSW Mr Doug Cameron joined staff, students and other special guests, including the Mayor of Hills Shire Council Dr Michelle Byrne, for the official opening of the Hills Adventist College Multi-Purpose Centre at the Kellyville campus on 25 October.
“This is the first permanent building on this site, and what a great building it is!” said Senator Cameron in a special presentation to open the new building.
Senator Cameron also commented on the culture of school and how the new centre is a positive addition to the facilities. “There is a great buzz in this school, it’s really fantastic. You say you want a caring environment? That’s clear. You say you want to nurture children? That’s clear. You say you want to develop culture? That’s clear. This is a fantastic school and I wish you well for the future. This hall will serve you and the community well. I hope you have a fantastic time here.”
The multi-purpose centre will be used for a variety of school and community activities, such as sporting events, speech nights, assemblies and youth meetings. The $4.2 million centre was built with $2.7million from the Australian Government and support from other organisations and the wider school community.
“It’s very exciting to see our new multi-purpose centre up and running, and it’s great to see it full of students, staff and friends,” said college principal Mr Ralph Luchow. “So many people have come together to make this building possible, and we’re all thrilled at the potential we have here now. It’s still a work in progress, but we’re thankful for what’s been achieved so far and we look forward to continuing to grow our school.”
Hills Adventist College is a Prep to Year 11 school, growing to Year 12 in 2013, situated across two campuses in Castle Hill and Kellyville. To enrol or see more information, visit www.hills.adventist.edu.au