New building designed to inspire

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27 May 2022

There’s a change coming to Sacred Heart School, Oakleigh, with a new building program transforming learning spaces for the school’s learners.

In a special ceremony last week, students, teachers and parent representatives joined Principal Brian Martin to symbolically turn the soil and officially begin the school’s latest building program. Designed by Minx Architecture, the new spaces will feature a community hub and STEAM resource centre. ‘Our vision for STEAM education is to inspire students to become creative and innovative problem-solvers by integrating science, technology, engineering, arts and mathematics to create solutions to real-world problems’, said Mr Martin. ‘The upgrades will provide new learning opportunities for students by allowing staff to expand the way they teach.’

Another part of the project is construction of new rooms and a playground for Foundation students. This will enable the students to be integrated into the main school, while still maintaining their own playground and learning area. The new rooms will provide a state-of-the-art learning area to benefit the Foundation students well into the future.

The $2.2 million project has been made possible with a $2 million grant from the Victorian Government. The school thanks local member of parliament, Steve Dimopoulos, for his support and advocacy for the school community, as well as the school’s master planning team: Jill Fisher, Kimberlea Flynn and Jan Morice. Construction of the new spaces begins in June.