New $2 million Science facilities opened at Patrician Brothers’ College

Federal Member for Blaxland, Jason Clare MP, today officially opened the extended and refurbished science facilities at Patrician Brothers’ College in Fairfield, which were built as part of the Australian Government’s Building the Education Revolution (BER).


Mr Clare was joined at the opening by the College Principal, Mr John Killeen and Regional Director of the Catholic Education Office, Dr Mark Turkington.

Patrician Brothers’ College received a total of $2,060,173 from the program. In addition to the extended and refurbished science laboratories, the funding was also used to install new shade structures in the school.

“These are great new science facilities. They will help the students to learn and allow the school to grow,” Mr Clare said.

“It is great to witness first hand the impact this facility has already had on the Patrician Brothers school community,” Mr Clare said.

Deputy Principal of Patrician Brothers College, Mr Wayne Marshall added that the College’s HSC results in the last few years have been the best they have ever received.

“The BER has allowed us to fully embrace advanced technology and provide quality pedagogy in the classroom,” Mr Marshall said.

“The BER also created a lot of local jobs when we needed them. Many local workers worked on the project over the last two years,” Mr Clare said.

Further information about this project and all schools funded under the BER is available at or at:

Date issued: 25 February 2010

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