Almost one year since St Joseph’s Primary School in Tamworth completed its $8.7 million building project, the school community has been enjoying the outcome of many years planning and hard work – with an official blessing and opening on the horizon.
The project which received $1.8 million from the Australian Government has delivered renovated facilities including the construction of new classrooms and refurbishment of the old St Patrick’s Hall, as well as the existing administration building. Students are also benefiting from a new multipurpose playing court for the playground.
Earlier this year on the 15 March 2021, the school was honoured to have a visit by Catholic Schools NSW CEO, Dallas McInerney and Director of Education Policy, Danielle Cronin. They were given a tour of the beautifully transformed learning environment, seeing the collaborative spaces in action via a Learning Walk.
Principal Katie Hanes said: “It has been an enormous project but the results are outstanding and I am so grateful to all those who helped to provide state-of-the-art facilities for our students.”
Armidale Diocesan Director of Schools Chris Smyth said: “This major upgrade provides spaces for innovative learning and teaching which will continue to add to the ongoing improvement of student performance. We look forward to when we can officially open these facilities when COVID restrictions ease.”
Congratulations to Diocesan Director Chris Smyth, Gary McSweeney, Linda Page and the team from the Catholic Schools Office Armidale, Fr Koppman, Project Manager Neil Mangelsdorf, Glendenning Szoboszlay Architects and the brilliant team of builders from Shay Brennan Constructions.