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Legislative Assembly for the ACT: 2014 Week 2 Hansard (20 March) . . Page.. 699..

School; Bradley Suitor, Black Mountain School; Tom Connell, Black Mountain School; Noemie Huttner-Koros, Narrabundah College; Adam Wilkie, Narrabundah College; Prince Sebastian, Narrabundah College; Teagan Pyne, University of Canberra Senior Secondary College Lake Ginninderra; Laura Jean Watson, University of Canberra Senior Secondary College Lake Ginninderra; Dimitri Yialeloglou, Canberra Senior Secondary College Lake Ginninderra; Vanessa Farrelly, Hawker College; Heather Macpherson, Hawker College; Christopher Szentes, Hawker College; and Rhys Adam, Lake Tuggeranong College. The Walter and Eliza Hall Trust opportunity scholarship was awarded to Samuel Ford from Gungahlin College.

All Saints College

MR COE (Ginninderra) (6.28): I rise this evening to speak about All Saints College. Last Thursday I was pleased to attend the launch of All Saints College in Ainslie. I attended with my colleagues Mr Smyth, Mrs Jones and Mr Doszpot. The college was formally launched by Bishop Stuart Robinson, and an agreement was signed between the finance and building committee and the chair of the All Saints College Council.

The college was established in 2012 under the All Saints College ordinance and will be an Anglican residential college for students enrolled in tertiary education institutions in Canberra. The college will be located in the precinct of the parish of All Saints, Ainslie, and will provide reasonable-cost accommodation particularly for postgraduate students.

The aim of the college is to assist in the promotion of sound learning and make provision for care, guidance, discipline and instruction and the formation of character based on the Christian philosophy of life. The college will be open to students who are willing to live in harmony with others in a residential college which is founded on the ethos and principles of the Christian faith. The college council is responsible for overseeing the development of the college until its anticipated completion in mid 2015. After the college is fully functional the council will continue to be responsible for its governance.

Council members of the college are the chair, Emeritus Professor Dr Ingrid Moses, the deputy chair, Reverend Michael Faragher, Reverend Dr Sarah Bachelard, Mr Heath Walsh, Dr David Sloper, Mr Robert Arthur and Mr David Homesby.

The council has overseen the design of the college and has secured financial support for the construction. The college has been funded through the Anglican investment development fund, along with funding from the national rental affordability scheme provided by the federal and ACT governments. The government funds will provide a subsidy for the cost of rooms in the college that are occupied by students who meet the financial eligibility criteria. Conditional development approval has been received and a successful tenderer has been appointed to construct the college by the end of the year.

I congratulate all those involved in All Saints College and look forward to following the progress of construction over the coming months. I commend them for their innovative and entrepreneurial approach to using their great asset, which is their land and adjacent community in Ainslie.

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