Milestone for St Catherine’s
ST CATHERINE'S Catholic College is one of the fastest growing in the region and in 2016 the school will increase its community footprint further with its first intake of Year 11 students.
Principal David Burke said expansion to accommodate the final two years of schooling was another exciting milestone in the school's history.
"Our first senior cohort has moved through the school and are ready to break new ground as the first St Catherine's Year 11s," Mr Burke said.
"Being able to offer the final two years of senior are the elements that will secure our ability to offer continuity of education right throughout a child's schooling."
St Catherine's plans to introduce an extensive range of Year 11 subjects, facilitated by recent capital works that ensure the school is ready to provide the best quality education for new and progressing students.
"Stage three of our Manresa campus is now fully ready for Year 7-12 students, with a recent injection of $9.56 million," Mr Burke said.
"Our facilities now include general learning areas specifically designed for Year 7 and 8 students, a separate precinct for Year 9 and 10 students, and an area assigned to Year 11 and 12 students.
"Other specialist facilities include the multi-purpose sports facility, drama, music, instrumental music, graphics and art room, as well as a state-of-the art industrial technology and design facility catering for woodwork and engineering, an industrial kitchen accommodating our hospitality course offerings and a restaurant area."