St Joseph’s Primary, like its kangaroo mascot, is ‘bounding ahead’ with significantly increased enrolments as the Schofields area expands rapidly.
To meet the needs of this thriving school, construction has commenced on two new buildings which will include state of the art science and technology classrooms. The brand new facilities will be ready for the 2020 school year!
Principal Lesley Studans highlights that the new learning spaces are the result of much forethought and planning.
“I’m so excited that our students will have the opportunity to ‘leap to learn’ in these new and exciting classrooms and play areas,” Mrs Studans said.
The new classrooms will see Year 5 students and Kindergarten located close by to support the school’s buddy program.
St Joseph’s, or ‘Joey’s’ as the friendly school community is known locally, was founded by the Sisters of St Joseph. The school mascot is a kangaroo and joey, which is a reminder for students of the school’s location where kangaroos have been known to graze.
“We plan to have a place with chickens and gardens which pays tribute to the rural history of Schofields and teaches students about caring for the environment while also honouring the Indigenous heritage," Mrs Studans said.
A third new building will be constructed for the 2021 school year. This will include a community cafe, an important meeting place for parents and carers to gather.