Opening of Sacred Heart Catholic Primary School Matraville Fast-Tracked for January 2023

Sacred Heart Catholic Primary School Matraville
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Did you know that Sacred Heart Catholic Primary School Matraville, the newest primary school in the Eastern Suburbs, has been fast-tracked to open one year ahead of its schedule?

By January 2023, the amalgamated Catholic primary schools of St Agnes in Matraville and the Our Lady of the Annunciation in Pagewood will be called the Sacred Heart Catholic Primary School, maintaining the Matraville site as the campus. The site will have over 420 students with two classes each from Kindergarten to Year 6.

According to Sydney Catholic Schools, the amalgamation warrants “contemporary, flexible, multi-use spaces to support modern learning practices” where both schools will transition as one institution with one identity and equal access to the new building.

The said building is geared for completion by the end of 2022 with 12 new learning spaces and a canteen. Development, however, will still continue as Sacred Heart Catholic Primary School Matraville will incorporate a bigger outdoor space, an Early Learning Centre, and shared parish and school facilities. 

“We’re very excited to see the Sacred Heart community realised ahead of schedule,” Tony Farley, the Executive Director of Sydney Catholic Schools, said. 

“We trust our students will enjoy the adventure of new facilities, classmates, teachers and new learning experiences.

“This master plan is a multi-million-dollar investment in education that will allow students to thrive in a dynamic and faith-filled environment and become the next generation of change-makers in their communities.”

Sacred Heart Catholic Primary School Matraville
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The name Sacred Heart was chosen for the amalgamated schools as it’s the founding order for both St Agnes and the Our Lady of the Annunciation.

“Parents have responded very positively to the early amalgamation: they especially loved the new uniforms and school name which keeps the charism of both schools alive,” Sacred Heart Principal Rosemary Andre said. “We’re very excited about the new resources and opportunities for collaboration and excellent teaching and learning ahead. We also look forward to creating a new vision for the school in consultation with staff, parents and students.”

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Meanwhile, the Pagewood site will transition into a secondary co-educational school for Champagnat Catholic College. The institution will welcome its first female Year 7 students in 2023.