House debates

Wednesday, 16 February 2022

Statements by Members

Chisholm Electorate: Huntingtower School

1:31 pm

Photo of Gladys LiuGladys Liu (Chisholm, Liberal Party) Share this | | Hansard source

Chisholm is such a fantastic to live and raise a family, and a big reason for this is our great local schools. Last week, I had the pleasure of stopping by Huntingtower School in Mount Waverley to hear about how the school is working to teach STEM skills in exciting and engaging ways. The Morrison government recently contributed funding to Huntingtower School, through the communities program, for the construction of a new STEM recycling centre. The centre is a great initiative for teaching kids about sustainable environmental management and waste reduction, among other things—and it's all powered by solar panels on the roof. It has been a hit with students and teachers alike, and it's just another example of the Morrison government's emphasis on teaching important STEM skills, which are only likely to become more critical in the future. Thank you to the principal, Andrew Houghton; head of STEM, Greg Hellard; and students Xabier and Anjali for showing me around your wonderful campus. I can't wait to come back again to see more of the exciting things happening at Huntingtower.