New school: His Beatitude Mar Meelis Zaia and NSW Premier Gladys Berejiklian attended the official opening of the St Narsai Assyrian Christian College on Sunday.
After more than 10 years of temporary facilities, St Narsai Assyrian Christian College finally has a permanent home.
The new Horsley Park location puts an end to outdated classrooms, unreliable air-conditioning and a lack of space for the 700 students.
In its place are state-of-the-art science labs, woodwork stations, three football fields and a new modern look for the first Assyrian senior secondary college to be established in the western world. Opened in 2006, the school originally used classrooms at St Hurmizd Assyrian Primary School before moving to a temporary campus at Smithfield Road in Edensor Park in 2010.
Premier Gladys Berejiklian and Opposition Leader Luke Foley were among a host of dignitaries to attend the official opening on Sunday which was led by His Beatitude Mar Meelis Zaia who gave the function’s keynote address.
“Education is the fundamental foundation of any society which wishes to enrich itself with the fruits of knowledge,” he said to the 700-strong crowd that attended the opening which included the unveiling of the school plaque.
The final two stages of the $35 million project are expected to commence next year.
- St Narsai Assyrian Christian College is now located at 217 Horsely Road, Horsley Park.