St Joseph’s MacKillop Block reopens

03 May 2017

The St Joseph’s School community has begun Term Two with anticipation and excitement as their MacKillop Block was reopened. Housing Years 3-6, the MacKillop Block had been closed for repair since the beginning of the 2016 school year, due to extensive fire damage.

Students arrived at school on Monday 1 May eager and excited to begin learning in their new classrooms. The redesigned classrooms are bright and welcoming, containing the latest technologies, which support St Joseph’s 1:1 iPad program.

Acting Principal Luke Shaw said “It has been a long journey since our classrooms were destroyed by fire, but the silver lining is that we have been able to redesign our classrooms to make them more modern, vibrant and engaging. These classrooms align with our 21st century learning approach and promote student collaboration”.

Students and parents are equally excited with the new spaces, “to see the improvements, upgrades and how different it is now is absolutely incredible” said Terrence Winner, parent at St Joseph’s.

Year 5 student Sophie Cory was particularly impressed with the large space and new learning technology, “I really like my new classroom because it is really big and there is lots of space for us to work. I like how we have three TVs to use our iPads with – that’s pretty cool. We are all super excited about it!”

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