High tech lab for St Bosco students

High tech lab for St Bosco students

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St John Bosco College year six students Dev, Dylan and Isla. Photograph – Aaron Van Rongen.

A brand new cohort of students will soon be able to learn and experiment in state-of-the-art laboratories at a Piara Waters school.

St John Bosco College has recently unveiled its $6 million MacKillop Science Learning Centre which features six science laboratories, two aquariums, two external living laboratories and an amphitheatre.

Principal Kevin Sheehy said the new spaces will be used by the school’s primary students and the school’s first group of year seven students from 2020.

“Our vision was to create a flourishing environment in which every student can thrive in their learning in science,” he said.

“The philosophy behind creating the laboratories was to inspire and nurture students at every learning level, to become successful learners and to want to learn about the beauty of science.”

Mr Sheehy said planning for the MacKillop Science Learning Centre started in 2014 with the help of Santelli Architects and a Catholic Education planning group who researched and visited science facilities at a number of other schools to discover what worked best for the students and teachers.