Futures will be forged

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4 June 2024

The newly opened learning centre at Holy Eucharist School, St Albans, has been named to honour the Sisters who originally opened the school almost 50 years ago.

The Catherine McAuley Learning Centre has been named after the founder of the Sisters of Mercy and honours the women who first operated the school. The school’s foundation principal, Sr Leonie Glennen, along with the first teachers, Sr Margaret Broadbent, Sr Margaret McHugh and Sr Helen Duffy, joined the community to celebrate the completion of a large and ambitious building program.

cutting the ribbon at the new learning space

‘As we step into these new spaces, let us remember the purpose for which they were built: to foster creativity, collaboration and critical thinking’, said Principal Michael Bonnici. ‘These are not merely structures, but vibrant hubs of learning where ideas will flourish, dreams will take shape and futures will be forged. They symbolise our unwavering commitment to providing the best possible learning environment for our students.’

Mr Bonnici opened the centre, together with Melbourne Archdiocese Catholic Schools (MACS) Executive Director, Dr Edward Simons; Member for St Albans, the Hon Natalie Suleyman MP; and Auxiliary Bishop of Melbourne, Most Rev Martin Ashe. The new centre is a two-storey space comprising eight classrooms, maker spaces, a teacher planning room, a learning deck, and new toilet and storage facilities. The cost of the project was $4.7 million, including a contribution of $2 million from the Victorian Government.

Principal Michael Bonnici, Dr Edward Simons, and Most Rev Martin Ashe