A new multipurpose hall at St John Vianney’s Parish School, Doonside is already making a difference to students and teachers there.
The Australian Government’s investment of $2.65 million under the Building the Education Revolution (BER) program has seen a real transformation at the school.
Federal Member for Chifley, Ed Husic, who officially opened the completed project today, was pleased with the final product.
“I am amazed at the sense of openness when you first enter the hall,” Mr Husic said.
“Principal Glenn Patchell, teachers, staff and parents really need to be congratulated for the vision they applied to this project.
“There’s a quite innovative use of the space, incorporating classrooms within the perimeter of the hall.
“It was also great to see the original architect – who helped design the school over 25 years ago – used again to plan the development of the BER funded facilities.”
The new hall provides the school with the space to conduct assemblies, indoor play and relief from the weather.
It has also allowed existing classrooms adjacent to the hall, all of which have been refurbished, to be increased in size.
Mr Husic said today’s opening was another example of the tremendous investment this Government has made in the education of our young people.
“So far this year, I have had the privilege of opening more than $65 million worth of BER projects in Chifley and seeing how much they’ve transformed the way children learn.”