On Tuesday 26 June, Dianella Secondary College opened the Mila Kaadadjiny STEM Centre located in the school's library.
The centre will be used by students from Dianella Secondary College, Dianella Secondary College Education Support Centre and Dianella Primary College.
The centre was funded by the state government and is equipped with interactive whiteboards, 3D printers, laptops, iPads and robotics equipment.
The centre will be used to prepare students, such as our ECU Pathway Scholarship students, for future employment opportunities.
“I guess we wanted to create something that was unique and not replicate what other schools had,” Says Mr Wayne Austin.
“It is called Mila Kaadadjiny, it is an Aboriginal word and it means future thinking and learning.
“We talk about technology and we talk about one of our oldest cultures in the world.”
On the day, student created an augmented reality (digital image enhanced) tour of the centre that guest could follow with ipads. The tour showed all the projects students in STEM have been working on this Semester.
The Centre was officially opened by the Hon. Amber-Jade Sanderson MLA and Mr Wayne Austin. Mr Neil Coyne and Herbert Bropho led a Welcome to Country and smoking ceremony to mark the occasion.