Members Statement: Elevation Secondary College

Ms SPENCE (Yuroke) (10:06): It was an honour to officially open the new Elevation Secondary College in Craigieburn on day one of the 2020 school year and welcome the school’s inaugural 140 students, as well as their parents, teachers and school staff. Elevation Secondary is the second of six new schools that will open across this term of government in the Yuroke electorate. Importantly, it is the first supported inclusion secondary school in the Yuroke electorate, catering to a diverse range of students of all abilities.
Last week I joined the Premier for a further visit and it was great to see how well the students and staff are settling in. We had the opportunity to tour the school’s state-of-the-art facilities, which include a learning community, an administrative building, hard courts and a specialist subject building. There is also plenty of space for Elevation Secondary to grow in the years to come, with future plans including a performing arts and physical education space.
Thank you to student leaders Jasmir, Damla-Selin, Adem, Feyza, Aydin and Rukmini, who helped show us around the school. I would also like to thank the school’s inaugural principal, Colin Burke, for his fantastic work to date. Colin has ensured that this school develops a positive and supportive culture from day one, drawing on his extensive experience as an educator as well as his clear passion for ensuring young people get a high-quality education.
Congratulations to the Elevation Secondary school community on a great start to the school year. I wish all students, staff and families all the very best for an exciting school year ahead.