New Catholic school takes Sydney total to 150

150th Catholic school

Sydney’s Catholic school system will have a new primary school opening for students in North Strathfield in 2015, subject to council approval, says the Catholic Education Office Sydney in a media statement.

This takes the total number of Catholic systemic schools in Sydney to 150.

Up to 500 primary school students are projected to enrol at the new school that will open adjacent to McDonald College at North Strathfield to meet the increasing number of students in Sydney’s Homebush Bay area.

Dr Dan White, Executive Director of Catholic schools in the Archdiocese of Sydney, said that opening the new school is part of an ongoing response to accommodate the increasing number of families in the Homebush Bay area who are seeking a Catholic education for their children.

'It will be the fourth Catholic primary school for the growing area, with enrolments in neighbouring schools – St Ambrose’s at Concord West, St Mary’s in Concord, and St Martha’s at Strathfield – overflowing,' he said. 'These schools now educate nearly 1,300 students and will reach capacity by the time the new school opens.'

Dr White said that the new school would enrol students from Homebush, Silverwater, Sydney Olympic Park, Newington, North Strathfield, Rhodes, Liberty Grove and Wentworth Point to keep pace with increasing student numbers in the area. 'Catholic systemic schools have never been more popular with parents. It is a testimony to the extraordinary vote of confidence parents have in the quality of educational outcomes provided by Catholic schools,' he said.

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