$1.3m school extensions unveiled
By LEIGH PRITCHARD
THE $1.3million extensions at Maclean's St Joseph's Primary School were officially opened and blessed yesterday.
Principal Bernadette Birchall said the project would create up to 100 extra places at the school.
The work consisted of a new administration block, library, technology centre and five refurbished classrooms.
Mrs Birchall said the air-conditioned technology centre was 'state-of-the-art', boasting 25 brand new computers.
Catholic Education in the Lismore Diocese director Dianne Marshall was on hand to officially open the extentions.
It was blessed by Father John Fitz-Walter, of St Mary's parish, Maclean.
Parents, teachers and students, including the school choir, took part in yesterday's ceremony.
Mrs Birchall said the extentions would add to the 'high value of catholic education in the Clarence Valley'.
"This will enable the school to grow," she said.
Work on the extentions began on January 17 this year and have been in use since the start of the month.
The project was funded through the Diocesan Priorities and Planning Commission, finance committee, the parishioners of St Mary's Parish Maclean and supported by the most reverend Bishop Geoffrey.