BER blessings


BER Blessings News Story
Bishop Anthony blesses the new learning spaces at Our Lady of the Way Primary Emu Plains.
Opening & Blessing Ceremonies have been held for Building the Education Revolution (BER) programs at two Catholic Education Diocese of Parramatta Schools.

On Friday 1 April, the Bishop of Parramatta, Most Rev Anthony Fisher OP, blessed the new and refurbished learning spaces at Our Lady of the Way Primary (OLOW) in Emu Plains.

The new multi-purpose learning spaces at OLOW will enhance the learning environment and cater for increasing enrolments.

The learning spaces are flexible enough to cater for a wide range of activities including music lessons, parent teacher gathering and workshops, and learning groups.

During the ceremony, Bishop Anthony spoke of the importance of building a solid spiritual foundation.

"It is an important time during your school years to lay a foundation which will build your life as a person with big hearts and creative minds," Bishop Anthony said.

"The world needs young people with diverse talents and skills, and compassion and justice – passion for the common good."

St Paul the Apostle Primary blessing

BER Blessings News Story
Fr Robert blesses the new learning spaces at St Paul the Apostle Primary Winston Hills.

St Paul the Apostle Primary in Winston Hills officially opened its refurbished BER-funded learning spaces on Wednesday 5 April.

The learning spaces have been modernised to provide greater flexibility in meeting the diverse learning needs of the students, and greater collaboration between teachers.

St Paul the Apostle’s library and staff room have been refurbished and the grounds have been landscaped.

The new learning spaces were blessed by Catholic Diocese of Parramatta Vicar General, Very Rev Robert McGuckin VG EV.

"Your school years are important building blocks of your life, to become people who learn to care about our society, the environment, other people and our country," Fr Robert said.

St Paul the Apostle’s Principal Christine Gibson said schools were first and foremost about people, particularly honouring the founding St Paul the Apostle Parish Priest, Fr David Scott.

"We should not forget the people who have gone before us - parents, children, staff and principals who have contributed to the vision Fr David had for this community over 40 years ago," Christine said.

Read full Our Lady of the Way Primary Story at the Catholic Education site

Read full St Paul the Apostle Primary Story at the Catholic Education site


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