New era beckons for kindy education

Jakeb WaddellBroome Advertiser

St Mary’s College is set to cut the ribbon on a new facility this month as student numbers continue to grow.

Construction began on a new kindergarten building in April and its completion date is a matter of weeks away.

The school made the decision to expand and set up a new structure in response to increasing interest in pre-school programs.

While 60 students are now enrolled in the five-days-a-fortnight kindergarten classes, the additional facility will allow the college to run several three-days-a-week programs.

Enrolments in the new three-day classes have already started, with kindergarten student numbers expected to grow to about 75.

Principal Michael Pepper said the building was needed to cater for growing numbers.

“Increased interest for the three-day-per-week kindergarten program has meant we were able to open our doors to new students,” he said. “We are excited about the growth in numbers and are proud of the teaching quality and programs that the college provides.

“Limited places are still available for 2018 and prospective parents and carers are encouraged to call the college as early as possible to secure the final spaces.”

The building is at the Cable Beach end of the primary school campus and will open by the end of this month, before the school year starts.

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