Named after immediate-past principal Tony Stopher, the two-storey building houses the primary and secondary libraries, an information technology ‘hot desk,’ careers office, school archives and meeting/learning spaces.
Mr Stopher, Joondalup Mayor Troy Pickard, school council and Old Scholars’ Association members were among guests at the blessing and dedication by Anglican Bishop Kay Goldsworthy on September 26.
‘It is the first time since 1995 that St Mark’s has been able to combine the primary and secondary libraries under one roof,’ principal Cameron Herbert said.
Mr Herbert said the facility was a shining example of a modern library, which was far more than just a holding area for books.
‘Students and staff need to keep pace with changes in technology and the ways in which information is accessed, shared and communicated,’ he said.
‘Our new library and information centre is designed to respond to these changes.’
Old scholars’ president Franzl Shannon presented works by past students ” three cooking-nutrition books by Kylie Floate (class of 1994), eight maritime history books by Chris Frame (2001), and a print from US-based photographer Jacob Lucas (1998).