St Joseph's Catholic Primary Schofields

St Joseph's Primary Schofields opens its new building.

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.

St Joseph's Primary Schofields

St Joseph's Primary Schofields pupils celebrate the opening of the school's new main building.

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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    From Facebook
    Last Friday, our school community truly demonstrated how we can pull together to achieve amazing things. The students and teachers enjoyed a day of crazy socks, a sausage sizzle, zooper doopers and shooting goals. The students and teachers had so much fun, especially when the students were trying to shoot a goal against their teacher. We raised roughly $1,500 which will be donated to Catholic Mission to support families in Ethiopia facing malnutrition and food insecurity. These funds raised will help sustain and enrich the lives of vulnerable children who are in need of our support. Thank you to our community for working together to help those in need. “Together we can” do amazing things to answer God’s call to action.

    20 Sep 2022

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    Congratulations to Stephanie Attard for being elected as St John Paul II School Captain for 2023. It is great to see a former St Joseph's student fill the School Captain role.

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