House debates

Tuesday, 19 April 2016

Statements by Members

Cowan Electorate: Kiara College

1:56 pm

Photo of Luke SimpkinsLuke Simpkins (Cowan, Liberal Party) Share this | | Hansard source

I am very pleased to use my 559th speech in the parliament to speak about the great work of Kiara College and its leader, Principal Anne Robinson. As the local member I am delighted that Kiara College is now in the electorate of Cowan, and this is the first time that Kiara College has been spoken of in the House.

I have on several occasions been able to appreciate what the college is doing, and it was good to have the opportunity to take Minister Scott Ryan to Kiara College so that he too could see the work they are doing in VET but also have a look at the Kiara College Farm. The farm is a great asset, and I support their efforts to maintain and expand the opportunities it provides.

Beyond the curriculum and the great opportunities the school provides local students, I also would like to thank Anne Robinson and her staff for providing me with basketball umpires for my 9th annual schools basketball challenge. They represented the college very well with their skills and even-handed professionalism.

I acknowledge and thank the Kiara College principal, staff and community for the service they do in the local area.