Education Minister Mark McGowan will join The University of Western Australia’s Vice-Chancellor Alan Robson and Perth Modern School Principal Robyn White at 11am tomorrow (Thursday) August 2, 2007, to formalise a collaborative relationship.
The event will be held at the Watersports Complex, at the corner of Hackett Drive and Mounts Bay Road, Crawley.
UWA’s Learning Links program began in November 1999 as a collaborative partnership with the then Hollywood Senior High School. The relationship was renewed in March 2001 with the opening of Shenton College.
Since then, the Learning Links program has grown to include a 2005 partnership with Belmont City College. Perth Modern School becomes the third formal school collaboration with UWA.
As Perth Modern returns to academically selecting its student population, the University considers it has a strong community responsibility to work in collaboration with the School to encourage excellence.
The Learning Links Program aims to challenge students, by involving school and university staff, and encourages young people to consider higher education as a future pathway.
The Watersports Complex can be accessed by taking the first turning on the left off Hackett Drive when coming from either Stirling Highway or Mounts Bay Road and the Water Sports Complex is the first building on the right after entering Carpark 23.