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Inner Western Courier Thursday Not Used Anymore : January 7th 2009
MB INNER-WEST WEEKLY, Thursday, January 8, 2009 13 NEWS An artist's impression of the new-look college. New college to bring new era FIONA BRADY How we reported the school's pending closure in April, 2008. WHEN Christian Brothers College in Burwood closes its doors in December this year, this is what is likely to replace it. This is an artist's impression of what the Sydney Catholic Vocational College could look like. ''This will be a state-of-the-art co- educational Catholic secondary school for students who are interested in attaining an HSC, but what will make it different is that it will have a strong focus on practical, hands-on industry-based learning,'' the Sydney Catholic Education Office's director of curriculum Seamus O'Grady said. Enrolment applications will open on March 22 with phase one of the building work expected to be completed by the end of the year. The proposed subjects include automotive, construction, furniture mak- ing, hospitality, children's services, busi- ness service, retail, information tech- nology, media/multimedia, entertainment industry, beauty therapy/make-up ser- vices, hairdressing and health and aged care. Many of the programs will be studied through apprenticeships and traineeships. ''It will provide students with a viable alternative to the traditional courses of senior school study, but still give them the chance to get their HSC,'' Mr O'Grady said. Christian Brothers' College, which will celebrate its 100th anniversary in 2009, took the tough decision to close due to falling enrolments. Enrolments have dropped from more than 500 in 1990 to 299 in 2008. Flowing into a controversy Children play near the controversial fountain in Strathfield. SHIREEN KHALIL Should the fountain be removed? Tell us your thoughts online at www.innerwestweekly.com.au SOME love it, while others hate it, includ- ing Strathfield councillor Danny Lim who moved a motion late last year to have the Federation Fountain at Strathfield town centre removed. At the last council meeting, all council- lors, excluding Deputy Mayor Hope Brett- Bowen, supported Cr Lim's motion to have a report prepared on the costs and benefits of removing the existing Federation Foun- tain from Strathfield Square. Cr Brett-Bowen said she didn't see the purpose of removing something which was liked by so many people. ''I don't see the benefits of removing something that is so gorgeous and used so well,'' she said. However Cr Lim disagreed, saying people treated it as a toilet. ''I see people using it as a garbage bin and a toilet,'' he said. The fountain is linked to the Federation celebrations of 2001. The council will seek a report into a possible removal. Over 50 Specialty Stores, FREE 3 hour shopper carparking 42 - 50 Railway Parade, Burwood. Phone: 9744 0251 SALE NOW ON You can find all you need at Burwood Plaza
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