Announcement of Primary Department
LETTER ANNOUNCEMENT - 1 MARCH 2016
EXCITING NEWS - A NEW PRIMARY DEPARTMENT AT ST GREGORY’S COLLEGE
Meeting the increased demand for Catholic education in nearby quickly growing new suburbs and recently developed Gregory Hills, has been the subject of close consultation with Bishop Peter and Mr Peter Turner from the Wollongong Diocese over the past few years. Brother Michael Green, National Director of Marist Schools Australia, is pleased to announce that St Gregory’s College will have a primary department opened on the College site in 2018. The new facility will provide Catholic education for boys and girls from Kindergarten to Year 6. The Primary department will be an integral part of the College and work in close liaison with the Parish of Saint Mary MacKilIop, Oran Park.
In 2018 it is expected the Primary department will commence with two streams and will be located on the College site to the north of the rugby league fields.
A steering committee will be established in order to commence work on the planning and preparation for the new department. A new Head of Primary will be appointed in 2017. The timelines will be on the College website and regularly updated.
Since commencing as Headmaster of St Gregory’s College, people have frequently raised the possibility of the establishment of a Primary department. I know that this announcement will be met with great excitement especially for the people from the Gregory Hills side of Macarthur Region as the western access road into the College will be in operation by 2017.
Damien Millar, Headmaster