New year and new school up­grades

St Joseph’s Pri­mary School con­tin­ues re­vamp process

Central and North Burnett Times - - NEWS - Adam McCleery

AF­TER the ad­di­tion of the new multi pur­pose sta­dium last year St Joseph’s Pri­mary School in Gayn­dah re­ceived a new roof for its main school build­ing.

St Joseph’s prin­ci­pal Ben Gray Both is ex­cited to see the con­tin­ual im­prove­ment of school grounds.

“The sports cen­tre was our first phase of build­ing a part of a mas­ter plan,” Mr Gray said.

“The ad­min­is­tra­tion build­ing will be 100 years old in 2019 so we are get­ting close to that sig­nif­i­cant age and it’s a build­ing that holds a sig­nif­i­cant place in the com­mu­nity for cur­rent and past stu­dents and par­ents.

“One that has op­er­ated in many dif­fer­ent ca­pac­i­ties.”

As well as the re­fur­bished roof the build­ing was given a new coat of paint.

“The idea be­hind the choice in colour for the paint was to get the Church, the ad­min­is­tra­tion build­ing and the con­vent all match­ing, it his been quite a while since that has been the case,” Mr Gray said.

“With the sup­port of the Par­ish Fi­nance Coun­cil we were able to go ahead and re­place the roof and hope­fully the new ter­ra­cotta tiles last another 100 years.”

Mr Gray also took the op­por­tu­nity to let par­ents know en­rol­ments for Prep are still avail­able.

“We have a sin­gle stream prep class here with en­rol­ments still avail­able,” Mr Gray said.

“I think it’s sig­nif­i­cant hav­ing a ded­i­cated class to preps with a class size of 10 or less stu­dents.”

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