Sule College in Prestons changes name

L2R - Ahmet Yamakoglu (Principal) with Peter Gould (Designer) of the new naming of the school Sule College to Amity College
L2R - Ahmet Yamakoglu (Principal) with Peter Gould (Designer) of the new naming of the school Sule College to Amity College

SULE College in Prestons has embraced a new identity.

The K-to-12 school on Kurrajong Road has changed its name to Amity College.

Principal Ahmet Yamakoglu said the change was a move to embrace the growing diversity of its students and teachers.

He said an influx of children and staff over the years had helped the school grow into a reputable education facility.

"The high quality of education attracted the attention of the broader community," he said. "The meaning of Amity is friendship, peace, harmony and mutual understanding, which captures the core values of the school.

"We believe it will be a positive change."

He said the school had always been multicultural and was open to children of all nationalities and religions despite its Turkish influence.

"We haven't changed our goals or mission. As a school we've started to take a step in embracing the diversity of our community.

"Two thirds of our students are from non-Turkish backgrounds. In our growing journey it's now time to set up the school for the future."

The facility was originally established to serve the Turkish community when it opened in 1996.

There were 32 children in its first year. It has now grown to 1700 students at three campuses across Sydney.

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