SUSTAINABILITY will be just one of the attractive features of the new Bunbury Catholic College campus which opened in Kingston last week.
The $20 million building design incorporates environmentally-sensitive features including inset light-reflecting windows and a veggie patch is under construction.
The campus was also built on an agreement that bushland rehabilitation would be included in the student program.
Three hundred students are enrolled at the school from Year 7 to 9 with plans to expand to Year 12 once it has progressed through four stages of construction.
Principle Denise O’Meara said she was pleased with the way things were going so far at the new Mercy Campus.
“It has been a challenge but it is very exciting,” she said.
The campus’ progress is ahead of schedule with a proposed opening of stage two in 2017.
The school has a wide variety of subjects on offer in classrooms equipped for specialist programs.
The arts will be a focus at Mercy College with dance and drama studios built in anticipation for the performing arts space that is still under construction.
Teachers are thinking ahead and preparing students for the workforce by offering barista training courses in the commercial kitchen.
The school is located at 100 Leisure Drive in Kingston.