St Mary’s major building project

A major building program would commence at St Mary’s Primary School in Crookwell in 2019.

The million dollar project would include the refurbishment of the school’s classrooms, installation of glass sliding doors opening onto new large breakout learning spaces, the building of a covered walkway along the front of the school to the front gate, and a ramp to the school entrance.

Building program: Angus Taylor with St Mary’s School principal Sarah Lowe announce a major building program at St Mary's. Photo supplied.

Building program: Angus Taylor with St Mary’s School principal Sarah Lowe announce a major building program at St Mary's. Photo supplied.

Planning for the project will commence as early as next week, with building works expected to commence in the second semester, said principal Sarah Lowe.

It will extend the general purpose learning areas, with break out spaces so we can focus on children learning, and include a covered walkway at the front of the school, Ms Lowe said.

“It will revamp the building, the Mercy building, built in 1948,” she added.

The Catholic Education Office Archdiocese of Canberra and Goulburn, The Federal government and the school would all make a contribution.

The Federal government contributed $417,803 to the project, and there is a non-government funding contribution of $179,058.

“Smaller schools like St Mary’s are playing a central role in our regional communities, well beyond their primary task of educating children,” Federal member for Hume Angus Taylor said.

“The improvements to the school will ensure that all students at St Mary’s will have a learning environment that best suits their individual needs and provides for student-centred learning.”

The Capital Grants Program provides funding to non-government schools.

Building program: Works will improve ensure a learning environment that best suits their individual needs and provides for student-centred learning.

Building program: Works will improve ensure a learning environment that best suits their individual needs and provides for student-centred learning.