Federal Member for Blaxland, Jason Clare MP, visited St Mary’s Primary School today to officially open eight new classrooms, a multipurpose hall and an iCentre which were constructed as part of the Australian Government’s Building the Education Revolution (BER).
Mr Clare was joined at the opening by the Archbishop of Sydney Cardinal George Pell, the Parish Priest Fr Joseph Kolodziej, the School’s Principal Mr Steven Lemos, the Executive Director of Schools Dr Dan White and the Mayor of Bankstown and State MP Tania Mihailuk.
St Mary’s Primary School received a total of $2.4 million under the program.
“These are great new facilities. They will help the students to learn and allow the school to grow,” Mr Clare said.
“It is great to witness firsthand the impact these facilities have already had on the St Mary’s school community, ‘ Mr Clare said.
The new multipurpose hall was officially named the Kevin ‘Chevy’ Spencer Hall in recognition of the parishioner’s dedicated service to the St Mary parish and school communities.
The students celebrated the official opening with a special school assembly which featured the school choir and dance troupe performing a number of items.
Further information about this project and all schools funded under the BER is available at www.buildingtheeducationrevolution.gov.au or at www.economicstimulusplan.gov.au.
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