Aviation Soars for School

As part of our 175-year celebrations a new Aviation Centre was opened this month at our Senior Campus.

With notable alumni including Sir Wilmot Hudson Fysh, co-founder of Qantas, David Warren, creator of the black box flight recorder, and Victor and Ivan Holyman, co-founders of Holyman’s Airlines, later to become part of Australian National Airlines and Ansett-ANA, aviation is very much a part of the School’s heritage, and now its future.

Aviation programme teacher, Dr Cameron Rogers says the purpose-built fit-out will be the epicenter for students enrolled in the School’s unique Aviation programme – the only one of its kind in the state.

“The programme provides a practical pathway to acquire highly specialised skills for Grade 8 to 10 students who have a passion for aeronautics and engineering,” says Cameron.

“The new Aviation Centre will be an inspiring space for students to undertake hands-on aeronautical engineering best practice and flight theory.

“The centre will also house the full-size RV12 plane, a flying light sports aircraft manufactured by Vans Aircraft, USA with students continuing to work on its construction within the space.”

Headmaster, Mr Richard Ford says the School is excited to recognise the 175-year milestone with the opening of the new Aviation Centre.

“Our strong sense of school spirit and belonging is very much a part of the fabric of the School and we look forward to inspiring the next generation of students,” says Richard.