St Joseph's Primary Schofields pupils celebrate new school building
04 Aug 2022
St Joseph's Primary Schofields pupils have moved into a brand new school building, allowing the institution to cater for the ever-increasing population in the north-west corridor - right on the outskirts of the Hawkesbury.
Children attending the school hail from the Schofields area and surrounds and all pupils remained on-site during construction of the new multi-coloured, multi-level building.
The school recently hosted an opening event and "blessing" of the new facility, which include spaces designed for science, technology and creativity.
Some special features include a kindergarten play area with a track and a sand pit, and students also have access to a brand new canteen.
A new basketball court is also under construction.
Some of the school's new building was paid for under a $401,440 allotment from the NSW Government's NSW Building Grants Assistance Scheme.
St Joseph's Primary Schofields Principal Lesley Studans said the school was playing a part in meeting "the growing need for schooling in the North West".
She acknowledged the support from the NSW Government.
"It's so exciting to see what amazing learning the teachers create in the spaces, using the possibilities of the architecture. When the school moved into the spaces there was a collective sigh of happiness across the school. Children had spaces to go to that helped their learning but also their wellbeing," Ms Studans said.
"When there's wet weather or hot weather, students have a chance to move to areas that suit the conditions. There are quiet places for the children, places to make a noise and express themselves, creative places, places where they can easily find a friend, playgrounds where the inside learning doesn't end.
"We know St Joseph's and the community of Schofields will have a bright future."
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