Deputy Premier visits Morley SHS

Published at 11:11 pm Fri, 23rd o Dec 2016

The Deputy Premier visits Morley SHS


The Deputy Premier, who is also the Minister for Training and Workforce Development, Women’s Interests and the Police.  The Honourable Ms Liza Harvey MLA, visited our school on Wednesday the 27th July to view the training facilities which underpin our successful nationally accredited training programs. During this visit the Deputy Premier took time out of her busy schedule to inspect our business services hub, our screen, media and multi-media facilities as well as the automotive trade training centre. Ms Harvey was duly impressed with the school’s industry-standard facilities and particularly remarked on the relevance of our Vocational Education and Training offerings and how well they articulated with the state’s skills’ priorities. The Deputy Premier was so enthused by the school’s programs that she proposed a future visit longer in duration so that she could further delve into the training and learning opportunities available at Morley SHS.

As well as visiting our training facilities, and in her role as Minister for Women’s Interests, Ms Harvey also addressed our school during an assembly. She gave a captivating and inspiring speech, particularly to our female students, encouraging them to pursue their career aspirations with vigour and embrace opportunities when they arose. Ms Harvey used the story of her life to illustrate that when opportunities are eagerly embraced, the rewards can exceed all expectations, citing her own recent ascension to the role of Acting Premier. As a gesture of encouragement to all aspiring female students, Ms Harvey gifted the book ‘Between the Dances’ by Jacqueline Dinan to the school. This publication chronicles the stories of some 300 women who broke through gender barriers and ‘glass ceilings’ between the two World Wars to commence dismantling gender stereotypes which in turn created new opportunities and social liberties for women in our society.

Finally, on behalf of the Commonwealth Government and the Government of Western Australia, the Deputy Premier unveiled a plaque to officially open, and commemorate the establishment of, the Hampton-Morley Automotive Trade Training Centre on our school campus.

Mr Harry Pasich - Program Coordinator