A boost for Preps in Moreland

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4 May 2022

It was the start of a new era at St Fidelis’ School, Moreland, as redeveloped learning areas for the school’s youngest students were officially opened and blessed.

The school hosted a visit by the Hon. James Merlino, Minister for Education, the Most Rev. Peter A Comensoli, Archbishop of Melbourne, Jim Miles, Executive Director of Melbourne Archdiocese Catholic Schools (MACS), and Lizzie Blandthorn, Member for Pascoe Vale, to officially open the redeveloped junior learning areas. A capital grant of $1.955 million was provided by the Victorian Government, with an additional $25,000 for a shade sail covering the school’s gathering space.

‘It’s been a great joy to be here, and I’m proud of what is now over $520 million over the life of this government into Catholic schools and independent schools’, said Mr Merlino. ‘Every student and every school needs to be supported, and I’m so pleased to work in collaboration with the Archdiocese of Melbourne to deliver these very special projects.’

‘At St Fidelis, we believe that contemporary learning is underpinned by teaching methods in spaces that are personalised, engaging and motivational’, said the school’s principal Manuela Watson. ‘Students today are required to be inquirers, flexible thinkers, self-managers, good communicators, collaborators, learning with and from each other, and connect to the world through the use of technology. The physical environment has been designed for contemporary learning and teaching. All the classrooms have been upgraded to comfortable, inviting areas with adaptable learning spaces which enable student-centred learning and teaching.’