On Monday 9 March, Bishop Bill Wright will celebrate Catholic Schools Week 2015 by officially opening and blessing St Aloysius Catholic Primary School, Chisholm. St Aloysius is the first newly established, purpose-built school in the diocese in 30 years. The first stage of building (at an approximate cost of $8 million) was funded by the Diocesan Schools Building Fund and a Commonwealth Government Grant.
Foundation Principal of St Aloysius, Mrs Suzanne Fern, is proud of the facilities on offer to students and teachers.
"The school has been designed to complement the contemporary learning that will be the hallmark of our school. There are learning commons, curved lounges, movable walls between classrooms and tables with whiteboard surfaces. Students will not be confined to a traditional desk and will be encouraged to learn across multiple environments, including outdoors," Mrs Fern said.
To help celebrate the official opening of St Aloysius, you can watch an incredible time-lapse video of the construction of the school which shows progress from early ground works through to project completion (and even a soccer game on the newly laid turf!). Video courtesy of Firebug Photography.