Back in 2019 I met with Architects from ‘Smith and Tracey’ to discuss a building masterplan for St Francis de Sales. The school was presented with a multi-staged big picture plan of the future of the school buildings at SFdS. This masterplan would enable the school to plan for major building projects and apply for Grants as appropriate.
In 2020 I received a letter from The Hon James Merlino MP, Deputy Premier, Minister for Education, Victorian School Building Authority, advising that our school was successful for a grant of $2million under the 2020-21 Non-Government Schools Capital Fund.
As part of the school’s masterplan, this funding will support the construction of a classroom cluster and community hub with four new classrooms, an upgraded toilet block and a shared learning space.
This is such an exciting time to reflect on the opportunities for growth and improvement in our buildings to create an even better environment for learning at SFdS.
John Rudd | Principal