The facility provides modern flexible learning spaces and a common area for senior students. The large decking area provides spectacular views over the ovals to the Adelaide Hills with new changerooms and toilet facilities below.
The blessing included a performance by primary school liturgical dancers and the unveiling of a plaque by Archbishop Patrick O’Regan and Ray Paxton, interim director of Edmund Rice Education Australia (pictured lef.
Deputy principal Josh Foulis said after community consultation last year with staff and the wider community it was decided to name the building after St Mary of the Cross MacKillop.
“As we now journey into the world of co-education, this name captures the strong female leadership of Australia’s first saint, her passion for education within a Catholic context, and the close relationship between the Josephites and the Christian Brothers, especially here in Adelaide,” he said.
“It received a positive response from our community, and the leadership of the Josephite community based here in Kensington, Adelaide.
“We gather today to make an official recognition of this name and to have our St Mary of the Cross MacKillop blessed for a wonderful journey of learning ahead.”
Construction commenced this week on the new ‘Primary Years Precinct’ which will be ready in time for the 2024 school year. To view a flythrough of the project, click here.Jump to next article