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24 May 2024

Melbourne’s newest Catholic school, St Teresa of Kolkata Catholic Primary School, Tarneit North, has been officially opened and blessed.

Located in Melbourne’s growing western suburbs, the school joins three other Catholic primary schools and a Catholic secondary college in the St James the Apostle Parish of Hoppers Crossing North. The school’s first stage comprises a double-storey building with nine general learning areas, collaborative spaces, quiet room, administration, sick bay, staffroom, meeting rooms, ‘multi court’ and outdoor play areas.

blessing the new school

Guests at the opening included the Executive Director of Melbourne Archdiocese Catholic Schools (MACS), Dr Edward Simons; St James the Apostle Parish Priest, Fr Jude Pirotta; Mayor of Wyndham City, Cr Jennie Barrera; and representatives from MACS.

‘You’re the most important people here and those students that come after you in the years to come will know how fortunate they are to come to a school like this’, said Dr Simons. ‘I only have one request of you: to make the most of every opportunity you possibly can in this amazing space to learn.’

students at the opening

Following a blessing from Bishop Martin Ashe, foundation Principal Robyn Kelly thanked the families who chose St Teresa of Kolkata Catholic Primary School for their children. ‘The respect and passion our parents have shown for Catholic education is humbling’, she said. ‘Thank you to the parents for fitting into our school family, and we look forward to working alongside you to ensure your children have an education that is rich in faith and knowledge.’

foundation Principal Robyn Kelly

Designed by ROAM Architects and built by Magellan Projects, the school’s first stage was made possible with a $4 million grant from the state government.

opening the new school