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Monday, 4 June 2001
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Mr MOSSFIELD (1:48 PM) —Last week, I had the honour of presenting the Edmund Barton biography to Wyndham College at Quakers Hill in my electorate of Greenway. Wyndham College is a comprehensive senior high school operating within the Nirimba collegiate group of schools. The college draws students from years 7 to 10 schools within Greenway—Quakers Hill High, Riverstone High and Seven Hills High. The college is situated in the Nirimba education precinct, co-located with the University of Western Sydney, Blacktown, Western Sydney Institute of TAFE and Terra Sancta Catholic High School. The book presentation was made during a special assembly which included a presentation of the recent year 12 Great Barrier Reef excursion, sports presentation and musical and dance items. I thank the school community and the principal, Ian Wing, for the hospitality shown to Jan and me on the day.

Wyndham College opened in 1999 with state-of-the-art facilities and offers unique advantages for students, including opportunities for student leadership through the student representative council, Duke of Edinburgh Awards and public speaking engagements. One of Wyndham's senior students, Ehsan Fallahi, recently attended the Prime Minister's National Youth Roundtable here in Parliament House. Wyndham College also offers an extended timetable structure which allows for greater flexibility in subject choices: 52 courses are currently being delivered to year 12 students. The school motto says it all: Working together to widen horizons.