Settling in at Trinity
STUDENTS and teachers at Trinity Catholic Primary Murrumburrah have wasted no time in making the most of their new purpose-built open classroom space.
“The students are enjoying their newly refurbished state-of-the-art classrooms and flexible learning environment,” principal Marylou Gorham said.
“This model has resulted in better engagement in the students who are extremely motivated with their learning in classrooms due to the innovative and well-resourced environment.
“Not only is this very exciting for Trinity and the school community, but also for the town of Harden-Murrumburrah and the parish of Our Lady of Mercy.”
Completed over the holidays, the learning area comes with new furnishings and the latest in technology advancements.
The new open planned classroom is supported with additional break out spaces and Mrs Gorham says the teachers are taking full advantage of it.
“On most days there are four to five teachers in each learning space until 1pm, which ensures that extra support is provided in the critical key learning areas of literacy and numeracy.
The new classroom was funded through a $391,747 grant from the Commonwealth Government, and funds from Catholic Education and a contribution by the school community taking the total cost to $824,000.
Catholic Education’s Head of Resource Management and Strategy John Barker said the new design had transformed the old classrooms into flexible learning spaces creating more natural light and better opportunities for interaction between staff and students.
“The project also includes air-conditioning and disabled access bringing the facilities into the 21st century,” he said.
Trinity Catholic Primary is taking enrolments for 2018. The school may contacted on (02) 6386 2111, email firstname.lastname@example.org