St Andrew’s Catholic Primary School celebrates 20 years of history


Students help celebrate the school’s 20th anniversary.  Picture: Corinne Rath, MSP Photography
Students help celebrate the school’s 20th anniversary. Picture: Corinne Rath, MSP Photography

OVER the past two decades, St Andrew’s Catholic Primary School has grown from humble beginnings to an active community in Clarkson.

Assistant principal Fintan Archer said 2017 marked 20 years since the school started in 1997 with 56 students and a “tiny” cohort of staff.

“St Andrew’s Catholic Primary School has grown into a vibrant and active school community with much to offer all involved in the education of its young people,” he said.

“It is now a double-stream Catholic primary school with 16 classrooms and many other specialist areas.

“The St Andrew’s Catholic Church was built in 2006.

“In more recent years, a community hall was added along with two new classrooms to provide greater learning space in junior primary.”

Mr Archer said the school mainly had rammed-earth buildings and well-established grounds, including a section of natural bushland.

“The school community invites any former students, parents and staff to join us in our 20th anniversary Mass, at 8.45am on September 20,” he said. To attend, call 9407 8000.

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