The foundation at Mary Queen of Heaven Catholic Primary School in Greenvale has been laid in what principal Renae Gentile described as a “significant milestone.”
The pouring of the concrete slab was commemorated by the first student enrolled, a little girl named Lucinda, attending the event.
A medallion of Mary was placed into the concrete as part of the blessing of the foundation.
Ms Gentile and Lucinda also had their handprints imprinted in the slab, with plans to finish the first stage of construction later this year.
“I’m very proud that we’re on track and that the builders are on track for our opening in January 2023,” Ms Gentile said.
The $6.2 million government funded project will include nine flexible general learning areas, specialist learning areas and an outdoor netball court and oval facilities.
There will also be an open style library/learning space, playgrounds and landscaping areas for students to play on and arts and crafts rooms.
Parents are able to visit the construction site and see the progress for themselves.
“Our community can now see that there’s real action happening on the site and many of our families are making the trip down there on a weekly basis to watch the school grow before their very eyes,” she said.
More funding was secured to help the building process of the Catholic school.
Enrolment is now open and Ms Gentile said spots are filling up.
“We’ve got a buzz of enrolment. Prep is filling up very, very fast, and I’m continually reminding the community that we are open from prep to six, and to enrol.”