20 Aug

The new St Mary’s 24-bed boarding house was officially opened by Board members and dignitaries on Friday 7 August.  

In the photo: Principal Jonathan Manley with school board members Murray Mackay and Debbie Morgan

The beautifully-appointed boarding establishment is home to Grade 11 girls with two girls sharing a room. The new house has created more space in boarding generally and particularly for new pupils interested in applying for Grade 10 boarding in 2016.

Board members Murray Mackay and Debbie Morgan, who were instrumental in building and decorating the new house, officially cut the ribbon with School Principal Jonathan Manley to declare the building open.

Building commenced in January 2015 and the boarding house was handed over by the project team earlier than originally planned, to a very high standard and under budget!  The house was carefully designed by architect and St Mary’s Old Girl, Julie de Zeeuw, to be “green” and it has been fitted with heat pumps to conserve water and electricity.  Well done to all suppliers and everyone involved!

Girls, staff and parents enjoyed the ceremony and were given tours of the new facility.


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