Stage One of St Elizabeth’s Catholic Primary School opens

Principal Carmel O'Shaughnessy with pre-primary students Rihanna Fazari,Nilashen Rajoo,Llywela Richards and Joshua Slim.Picture: Martin Kennealey        www.communitypix.com.au   d441927
Principal Carmel O'Shaughnessy with pre-primary students Rihanna Fazari,Nilashen Rajoo,Llywela Richards and Joshua Slim.Picture: Martin Kennealey        www.communitypix.com.au d441927

STAGE one of St Elizabeth’s Catholic Primary School building project will be officially opened tomorrow.

Guests will share a morning tea after the opening by Catholic Education WA executive director Tim McDonald and blessing by St Anthony’s Parish Priest John Daly.

Foundation principal Carmel O’Shaughnessy said St Elizabeth’s was built in Hocking to provide a Catholic education for local families.

“We opened on July 20, 2014 with a small kindergarten class,” she said.

“By 2016, we will have three early childhood classes – kindergarten, Pre-Primary and Year One.”

Mrs O’Shaughnessy said they were currently applying for registration to welcome three-year-old children to the Ranworth Road school for their special program in 2016.

She said they were also taking enrolments for those in Years Two and Three.

“Although we have only been on site in just over a year, we have developed our school board and parents and friends’ association,” she said.

“Their participation in this short time has been amazing. We have already had a sausage sizzle to raise funds for reading books, a hip-hop disco for the children and a very large gathering of parents and friends for a busy bee to tidy up the school for the opening.

“St Elizabeth’s is in its infancy; however our vision is to create a Catholic school which is Christ-centred involving the parish, school and wider community that is highly regarded for our academic excellence and contribution in actively serving the community in which we work, live and play.”

She said while their current enrolments were small, they saw a bright future for their school community.

“We have outstanding staff who are highly committed to their role as foundation members and to date, each has demonstrated a spirit of generosity in all facets of their work,” she said.