Opening and Blessing of The Sister Josita Learning Space


On Tuesday the 30th of October, at St Andrew's Primary School, all staff and students, along with Bishop Vincent, Monsignor Ron McFarlane, the Sisters of the Holy Family of Nazareth, Mayor Stephen Bali and Member of Parliament Kevin Conolly gathered for the official opening and blessing of the Stage 2 Building.

The Sister Josita Learning Space is named after a former Principal and much-loved, highly respected member of the Parish community who sadly passed away last year.

This was a much anticipated, long awaited event bringing to a close an extensive period of planning and construction.

Students have been thriving in the new agile spaces during this year and have further developed their skills in cooperation, collaboration and communication within spaces designed to promote curiosity and deep learning.


Greg Whitby, Executive Director of Catholic Education Diocese of Parramatta said "a building is only as good as what happens in it".

Acting Principal Kim McDonald described Sr Josita as a kind, friendly and caring person. "[She] spoke with people and was a good listener. She was an inspiration to others, enjoyed decorating sacred spaces, loved nature and classical music and most of all was faith filled and prayerful. With those qualities it was most fitting that our learning space be named after Sr Josita.

We're looking forward to continuing our learning in this new agile space. Click here to view a gallery of photos from the opening and blessing.