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St Elizabeth’s Hocking celebrates official opening


School student’s perform an impressive repertoire of songs at the official opening of St Elizabeth’s Catholic Primary School in Hocking. Photo: Supplied

St Elizabeth’s Catholic Primary School in Hocking has last month celebrated its official opening, with students performing an impressive repertoire of songs for guests.

Foundation Principal Carmel O’Shaughnessy said watching the new students sing at the opening event was an inspirational moment.

The school was blessed and dedicated by St Anthony’s Wanneroo Parish priest Fr John Daly, together with Catholic Education WA Executive Director Dr Tim McDonald, who officially opened the facility.

Guests included Luke Simpkins MP, Member for Cowan representing the Australian Government; WA State Education Minister Peter Collier; Shadow Education Minister Sue Ellery; Wanneroo Mayor Tracey Roberts; principals representing primary and secondary Catholic, Independent and Department of Education schools; architect Peter Quinn; owner of building contractor DBM Contractors Howard Marson; as well as numerous families and friends of the school, who shared morning tea and toured the facilities.

Kindergarten classes first began at the school in July 2014, with Pre-Primary students joining this year.

Mrs O’Shaughnessy went on to explain that St Elizabeth’s will expand to become a Kindergarten to Year 6 school in the coming years, providing quality Catholic education for families in the growing Hocking community and surrounding areas.

Mrs O’Shaughnessy added she is very honoured to be a part of the new school.

“The school is experiencing a growing phase and we are looking forward to developing a relationship with the wider community,” she said.

“It is a real blessing to be witness to the school going from strength to strength.”

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