Oldest school opens 21st Century learning spaces

05/08/2011

St Matthew's Primary Windsor News Story
Monsignor Robert McGuckin VG EV blesses the building accompanied by the official party.
St Matthew’s Primary Windsor - the longest standing Catholic school in Australia - has celebrated the opening of its 21st Century refurbished library and classrooms and new outdoor covered learning centre area.

Funded under the Australian Government’s Building the Education Revolution program, the official Opening & Blessing Ceremony for the $2 million facilities was held at the school on Friday 22 July.

Blessed by the Vicar General of the Catholic Diocese of Parramatta, Monsignor Robert McGuckin VG EV, the facilities were officially opened by Catholic Education, Diocese of Parramatta Director System Performance, Joy Short, representing the Executive Director of Schools.

St Matthew’s Windsor Parish Priest Fr Arthur Cook welcomed the school community and special guests including State Member for Riverstone Kevin Connelly MP, Stacey Dellow from Catholic Education’s Jarara Indigenous Education Unit and representatives from the Good Samaritan Sisters, after whom the learning centre (library) was named.

In his homily, Mgr McGuckin spoke of the importance of Catholic schooling in laying the foundations for the future.

"These buildings provide strong foundations for learning and for life," Mgr McGuckin said.

"Use these buildings well and enjoy your education."

Read full story at the Catholic Education, Diocese of Parramatta site

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