In partnership with Our Lady of the Way Parish, Sydney Catholic Schools is looking to develop an innovative, educational and pastoral precinct in North Sydney. The plan includes Marist College North Shore to become co-educational on its site in a move to expand low-fee Catholic education opportunities in North Sydney.
Sydney Catholic Schools (SCS) has announced that the school will admit girls to Year 7 in 2021 for the first time in its 130-year history.
The move forms part of an SCS master plan for its large North Sydney site in response to projections that show schools in the area are likely to experience enrolment growth.
St Mary’s Catholic Primary School North Sydney will also expand in line with aims to offer a complete educational pathway for students from Kindergarten to Year 12.
The school will add considerably to its current population of around 405 children, growing to become a three stream school.
Executive Director Dr Dan White said SCS is committed to meeting the needs of the local community, and ensuring a strong pathway for Catholic students.
“A feasibility study has been completed in anticipation of projected future enrolment growth,” Dr White said.
“We will now move to a master planning phase for the North Sydney Catholic Precinct so that it will meet the future needs of Our Lady of the Way Parish and the projected enrolment growth of the schools.”
Planning will take into account Catholic Mission and identity, curriculum and infrastructure.
A business case is being developed for complementary partnerships on the North Sydney site. The steering committee will consult with the community about theese plans at a meeting to be scheduled for the end of Term 2. This meeting will provide key information, address questions and seek feedback as plans move forward.