As a school we’d like to thank you to all those families who were able to attend our second information evening and learned more St Catherine of Siena school. Donna thought it was wonderful to witness a large room full of enthusiastic parents eager to hear about the latest developments of our school. And she felt it was yet another step in turning our dream of developing a Catholic primary school in Armstrong Creek into reality.
On entry to our Information evening, each family was given a bio-degradable pot with a bulb inside it. This was a symbolic gesture, representing the development of our school as when the bulb flowers in November, our school will also bloom with stage one opening for Orientation for our new students and their families.
We shared information which detailed our Vision and Mission, as well as class structure, fees and learning facilities for 2020. Our website has now been updated with this information and we invite any families who were unable to attend on the night to go and take a look.
Also, at our meeting were architects, Wayne Stephens, and Liz Kulper who shared their vision from the conception of our project to the latest development of our construction. Families can be assured their children will have access to all the latest facilities you would expect in a modern school and that these facilities will grow as the number of students grow. Stage one will include flexible classrooms, a multipurpose room, adventure playground, and some terrific grass play areas for students to run around and play games, as well as a basketball/netball court. As you can see from the picture (below) we’ll be ready for our first three-pointer soon! We are also hoping to shortly confirm that stage one will include bike track and a kitchen garden. The next stage of development plans to extend upon the teaching and learning spaces and sports facilities.
Donna says she feels “privileged, delighted and inspired to be leading our new school and sharing my passion for life-long learning by engaging and empowering each child.” A sense of community was evident during the evening; we have the feeling that together, children, staff and families, we can enrich each other’s journey by building a learning community of faith and excellence.
For your information, our enrolment interviews have commenced. We’ve have had the pleasure of meeting many families already and it was wonderful getting to know parents, but especially their children who were able to attend and these children were excited to tell me about what they were looking forward to about St Catherine’s school. Children and parents have added their ideas to elements that they would like to have in our adventure playground. Several parents were excited to become involved in parent organizations which will be key contributors to setting the culture of our school community. We are planning on having more interviews throughout June, please go to on our home page and use the ‘book interview’ button to book an appointment and come and learn more about our school.