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Ministerial Visit May 18th - Opening of New buildings

Officially opening the facilities today, Education Minister Rod Welford said the new facilities were the first stage of a master-planned redevelopment of Western Cape College�s Weipa campus.

�Enrolments at the Weipa campus have risen from 557 in 2002 to 715 this year as a result of the town�s buoyant mining industry and the transfer of students from the school�s Napranum campus which closed at the end of last year,� Mr Welford said.

�With its three campuses in Aurukun, Weipa and Mapoon, Western Cape College has the largest geographical footprint of any school in Australia.

�The multi-campus school has gone from strength to strength since it was formed in 2002. Enrolments from outlying Indigenous communities are particularly increasing, as are Year 12 completion rates.�

Mr Welford said a highlight of the new facilities was a specialist building incorporating a graphics/multi-media room, technology/business centre with 30 computers, music studio with soundproof practice rooms, and an arts studio with a small gallery area.  Read full article...

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