Bethany Primary celebrate the blessing of their new hall
|Bishop Anthony Fisher OP blessed the hall saying Catholic schooling is a time of laying foundations |
|The $2.945 million hall was funded under the Building the Education Revolution (BER) program|
Bishop Anthony Fisher OP blessed the newly constructed multi-purpose hall at Bethany Catholic Primary, Glenmore Park on Friday 17 August during a special ceremony for the school and parish community.
Funded under the Australian Government’s Building the Education Revolution (BER) program, the school received $2.945 million for their new hall.
Bethany’s parish priest, Fr Robert Riedling, welcomed the school and parish community including staff from Catholic Education and principals from neighbouring Catholic schools.
Bishop Anthony said the students’ time at school is a time of laying the foundations for life.
‘Your time at school is laying the foundations for all aspects of life and for your development as a human person loved by God,’ said Bishop Anthony. ‘Catholic schooling offers a unique opportunity for you to meet Jesus and develop a relationship with Him, providing the building blocks for your growth as member of the Catholic community.’
Executive director of schools, Greg Whitby, thanked the Australian Government for their investment in education and reminded students to be grateful for their teachers.
‘We want you to use this space well and work with your teachers, who care so much about you,’ said Greg. ‘If you always try your best, you will get the most out of your Catholic education and go out and make a difference in the world.’
Bethany’s principal, Ted Langford offered his appreciation to everyone involved in the building of the hall.
‘We are very blessed here at Bethany, we have a school which prides itself of its practice of faith and for the quality of learning and teaching,’ said Ted. ‘We thank everyone who has contributed to making Bethany the school that it is today.’
Federal Member for Lindsay, David Bradbury MP, officially opened the BER works at special plaque unveiling assembly on 4 November 2011.
|The whole school gathered for the special blessing ceremony. Federal Member for Lindsay, David Bradbury MP officially opened the hall in November 2011|
|Exectuive director of schools, Greg Whitby, encouraged students to make the most of their new facilties and to try their best at school|
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