Kingston High celebrates 40 years Tue 8 May 2012 Nick McKim Minister for Education and Skills The Minister for Education and Skills, Nick McKim, this afternoon returned to his alma mater to join Kingston High School's 40th Anniversary celebrations. Mr McKim said the school had grown significantly since it first opened its doors to 100 students on 9 February 1972. "Today the school caters for more than 600 students at its brand new site at Kingston View Drive, which the Premier, Lara Giddings, and I were proud to officially open last year," Mr McKim said. "Students are able to take advantage of the latest information and communications technology as well as innovative educational programs, including the flagship extension program Project 17 Academic. "I am also pleased to note that the school now has even stronger links to the local community, sharing resources with the Kingborough Council such as the performing arts centre, gymnasium, car parking, bus facilities and sports fields." Mr McKim said he was delighted to be able to attend the anniversary celebrations and tour the school this afternoon. "As both Minister for Education and Skills, and as a proud former student, I look forward to seeing Kingston High continue to grow and develop into the future,"Mr McKim said.