Director-General Lisa Rodgers visited Dianella Secondary College to tour its facilities and meet with students.
Met by Principal Wayne Austin and student leaders; Claude Ishimwe and Yen Pham, Rodgers was then led to our Mila Kaadadjiny STEM centre. Here she spoke with program coordinator, Mr Daniel Fortini, about our state-of-the-art facility. Whilst at the centre, Rodgers also engaged with some of Dianella's STEM students, asking students about the centre and the fantastic program.
The visit was bookended with a visit to the Lily Cafe, part of Dianella Secondary College's hospitality training centre. Miss Jennifer Hassen and her excellent team of hospitality students prepared a spread for invitees, while Rodgers sought feedback on how the Australian Education System could better support our students.
We would like to thank Director-General Lisa Rodgers for taking the time to come and meet with our students.
We have fantastic news for our future performing artists.
Last week our school leaders Claude Ishimwe and Yen Pham, as well as Principal Wayne Austin were visited by WA Premier Mark McGowan.
Accompanied by Sue Ellery (Minister for Education), Amber-Jade Sanderson (MLA Morley) and Simon Millman (MLA Mt Lawley), the visit coincides with the McGowan Government's announcement to modernise local schools as part of the WA Recovery Plan.
The Major School Upgrade package – totals $492.2 million – includes $319.2 million of new funding for upgrades and refurbishments at 63 public schools around the State, stimulating economic growth and supporting around 1,850 jobs.
As part of the package, Dianella Secondary College will be getting $5.3m to put towards the construction of a state-of-the-art Performing Arts Centre.
To find out more about the WA Government's Major School Upgrade Package, visit https://www.wa.gov.au/government/announcements/upgrades-wa-schools.