An ex­cit­ing new chap­ter for school

Southern Gazette (South Perth) - - NEWS -

ST Pius X Catholic School in Man­ning has brought mod­ern tech­nol­ogy to its stu­dents as part of a re­fur­bish­ment of the school’s li­brary.

Prin­ci­pal Daine Bur­nett said the idea of the re­fur­bish­ment, which was val­ued at about $1 mil­lion, was to de­liver up-to-date tech­nol­ogy.

“It will en­able the stu­dents to in­ter­act with both cur­rent IT and tra­di­tional re­search meth­ods,” he said.

“The project was funded by the com­mu­nity and not by the gov­ern­ment, which was a great ef­fort.

“The li­brary was ex­tended and a me­dia hub was in­tro­duced, along with the build­ing be­ing re­painted and re­car­peted.”

Mr Bur­nett said he be­lieved the re­fur­bished li­brary would help the school’s stu­dents in their stud­ies.

“It will help them ex­plore ro­bot­ics, cod­ing and elec­tronic pro­grams which have be­come a part of life,” he said.

“The feed­back we have re­ceived has been re­ally pos­i­tive; the stu­dents love it, the par­ents love it and the teach­ers think it’s amaz­ing.”

The li­brary was re­named the Josephite Learn­ing Place and blessed on Thurs­day.

“This year is the 150th an­niver­sary of the for­ma­tion of the Sis­ters of St Joseph of the Sa­cred Heart, who founded our school,” Mr Bur­nett said.

“The bless­ing was per­formed by a Catholic priest and we had some of the Sis­ters of St Joseph at­tend as well.”

Pic­ture: Marie Nirme­mu­ni­ d460934

St Pius X Catholic School stu­dents Har­ley Spencer, Tia Leigh and Ri­ley McCarthy in the school's new li­brary.

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