Final amendments from the architect and the appointment of the new Principal means the new Catholic primary school at Pottsville, is on track to open for the beginning of the 2015 school year.
St Anthony’s Parish business manager, Mr Paul Crouch, who is managing the project, said the Parish is very excited to be able to offer a new Catholic primary school to the communities of Pottsville, Burringbar, Cabarita and surrounding region.
“The Primary School will offer a contemporary school layout with best practices of teaching and learning,’’ said Mr Crouch.
Mr Crouch said the School will be innovative in its structure, with the aim of engaging each child, in a disciplined learning environment.
“Our vision for St Ambrose is based around contemporary learning in classrooms that are flexible and dynamic, with teachers who embrace modern learning methods.
“Our appointment of Mr Brian Laybutt as Principal is the beginning of this vision as he will work closely with staff and parents to bring out the best in each child,” said Mr Crouch.
Approved by the NSW Joint Regional Planning Panel in October 2012, St Ambrose Primary School is situated at the end of Elizabeth Street, adjacent to the Catholic Church. St Ambrose will have a purpose built new road, Charles Street, to ensure traffic flow for parents and the community.
“The building of St Ambrose Primary School will be a two stage development with the first stage having a capacity of 210 children from Kindergarten to Year 6,” said Mr Crouch.
Anyone interested in sending their children to St Ambrose Primary School can lodge their interest at St Anthony’s Parish office on 02 6674 1284.