AUSTIN Cove Baptist College is on the move!
After a spectacular start four years ago, the college has gone from strength to strength operating as “Two Schools – One College”, with Secondary principal Orlando dos Santos and Primary Principal Keith Newby delivering quality K-12 education from a single campus in Austin Lakes… however secondary is now poised to relocate to bigger, better facilities.
A modern, purpose-built secondary college is currently under construction in Austin Lakes and, when completed, will feature a 3000 seat auditorium, two libraries, Gymnasium, Sports Fields, Tennis and Basketball courts, seven classroom blocks, two science blocks, plus an early learning centre.
The building project will be progressive, with the college operating from the new site from 2016. Principal Orlando dos Santos says “It’s an exciting time for us as we continue to deliver excellence in education”.
The secondary college will continue to share resources with the primary college, although each will operate from standalone facilities. The College Radio Station, 87.6 ACFM, will continue to broadcast to the district from its studio at the school, and existing bus networks will expand to service the new site.
With 76 experienced staff spread over the two campuses next year, the co-educational colleges cater for 600 Kindergarten to Year 12 students, with the role expected to eventually expand to 1100 as the region grows.
Be sure to check in regularly for updated construction photos and videos as this exciting new chapter in the life of the college begins.
With core values of Courage, Persistance, and Respect students are reminded to continue to look to a positive future… to seek new vision, set new goals, dream big dreams, and never give up.
Austin Cove Baptist College in South Yunderup, a co-educational college, commenced in February 2011. Situated in the Austin Lakes development just east of Mandurah, it provides a high standard of education in a safe, caring and positive environment within a Christian context.
The College began with 351 students in February 2011 from Kindergarten to Year 8 and has quickly grown to 630 students from Kindergarten to Year 11. The College progressed to Year 12 in 2015. When fully developed we will will cater for 450 students in the Primary School and 760 students in the Secondary school.
The College Motto, "Run With Endurance", comes from a larger statement, "...let us run with endurance the race that is set before us..."(Hebrews 12:1) and relates to the journey that students have to undertake during their school years. At Austin Cove Baptist College, Parents, Teachers and Students are a dedicated team to help every student achieve success.