St Therese’s Catholic Primary School in Cranbourne celebrated the Official Blessing and Opening of major extensions which include new Junior and Middle Learning Areas and a refurbished Administration Hub on Wednesday, 11 October 2023.
Father Joseph Abutu, Parish Priest of St Agatha’s Parish led the Blessing ceremony. He was joined by Mr Gary Maas MP – State Member for Narre Warren South, Mr Paul Velten - Director of Catholic Education for the Diocese of Sale, Mrs Felicity Broughton - Principal St Therese’s Primary School, Mr Keith St Mart - Chair of the School Advisory Committee, along with staff, students, guests, and friends of the school and parish community. The official parry unveiled plaques to commemorate the occasion.
Principal, Mrs Felicity Broughton said the new facilities had been transformative for the school creating additional contemporary, light-filled spaces for staff and students.
“The project was completed in three stages, firstly a complete refurbishment of the administration wing and existing general learning spaces, then the addition of a small group space, project space and gallery, and finally, a learning neighbourhood extension that has created two new middle learning areas and a project space.”
Mr. Paul Velten, Director of Catholic Education for the Diocese of Sale, commended the efforts of the project team, school and parish community.
“St Therese's Catholic Primary School is committed to providing quality education and fostering strong ties within their learning community. The new extended facilities will provide additional resources and spaces for students to thrive academically, spiritually, and socially now and into the future.
The $3,858,000 project was principally funded by the Victorian Government Capital Funding Program via a grant of $2,841,000 and a loan from the Catholic Development Fund (CDF).
Mr Velten thanked the Victorian Government and Catholic Development Fund for their support of the project.
About St Therese’s Primary School
St Therese's Catholic Primary School, situated in Cranbourne North, is part of the St Agatha’s Parish. The school embraces diversity, with over 35 nationalities represented among its students and families. The school’s vision is to provide a learning environment that nurtures successful learners, in a safe, harmonious, and engaging environment. The school strives to create a Catholic learning community committed to educating the whole child - spiritually, intellectually, physically, socially, emotionally, and creatively.