Kathy Fuller stands in front of Saint Patrick’s Primary school’s new Trinity Building.
Kathy Fuller stands in front of Saint Patrick’s Primary school’s new Trinity Building. Craig Warhurst

Trinity Building on track

A $3 MILLION investment in learning, Saint Patrick’s new Trinity Building is nearing completion with concrete walls going up last month.

The school has been a building site since July but students had been thankful, principal Kathy Fuller said.

She said not having grass to play on had been hard but the students were in awe last week when they were allowed on new turf.

They seemed gobsmacked when builders raised massive concrete slabs that had been prepared and cured on site, to be the new building’s walls.

After months of prep work the building, which includes a new administration office, library and multi-purpose hall, is starting to take shape.

Ms Fuller said once complete the hall would remain open so students could use it during breaks.

Nearly 500 students attend St Patrick’s primary but Ms Fuller said there was no intention to increase numbers. Instead the school was just making sure the space they had was well-used.

“It’s got to improve learning outcomes,” she said.

The project was funded by the Federal Government.

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