Catholic Regional College Sydenham New Applied Learning Centre and Learning Commons

Ms HUTCHINS (Minister for Local Government) — On 1 May I officially joined Catholic Regional College Sydenham to open some pretty impressive new facilities: firstly, a new Victorian certificate of applied learning (VCAL) centre, and secondly, a new library and learning facility. With state-of-the-art design work and building, the buildings were completed off-site and then moved onsite for construction. They are extremely impressive and will no doubt house a lot of fantastic learning in years to come.

I congratulate the leadership team of Catholic Regional College Sydenham, and in particular principal Brendan Watson, deputy principal Jeff Mulcahy, and faith and mission coordinator Paul Reed and his extraordinary energy. I also congratulate the cluster leaders, the staff and the administration staff. I further congratulate the student leadership team: the two school captains, Stephanie Papazoglou and Nathan Peeters; the two vice-captains, Daniel Cutlovski and Stephanie Lacerna; the sport leader, Diana Quatch; the liturgy leader, Elain Calleja; the social justice leader, Luke Corson; and the learning area captains, Naomi Roche and Daniel Porco. Naomi, as the VCAL captain, spoke passionately about the importance of VCAL at her school and in her life. A special thanks to Archbishop Hart, who on the day conducted a very fitting mass to open the buildings and celebrate the feast day of St Joseph the Worker.