Building works to boost space at St Bede’s

Ben, Amelia and Bally help Trish Ferlitsch reorganise items in storage in the lead up to building works at St Bede's. Photo: Elspeth Kernebone.

Ben, Amelia and Bally help Trish Ferlitsch reorganise items in storage in the lead up to building works at St Bede's. Photo: Elspeth Kernebone.

Kids and teachers at St Bede’s will breath a sigh of relief in two months time when building works at the school are completed and they can finally spread out. 

With 143 students currently enrolled, the school’s size has increased in recent years, as have its staff numbers. 

Work in progress outside the soon to be revamped storage sheds. Photo: Elspeth Kernebone.

Work in progress outside the soon to be revamped storage sheds. Photo: Elspeth Kernebone.

Teachers in particular felt the squeeze, with not enough space in the staff room for all 14 employed by the school.

Works will increase the space available for teachers and improve storage facilities allowing for 

Works will rejuvenate the staff room, improve storage facilities, create a dedicated meeting room and provide an office for the Assistant Principal and the Religious Education Coordinator.

Works are needed because of increased student and staff numbers, says Principal Trish Ferlitsch.

“We’ve grown as a school, and so the facilities for the staff were not enough for our current staff,” says Mrs Fertlisch.

Currently to meet together the 14 staff members at St Bede’s have to use the library or a classroom. They also have no dedicated space apart from the staffroom to meet with parents or visitors.

A bit of disruption will be worth it for the extra space though. “Everybody is prepared to go through a bit of pain for a lot of gain” says Mrs Ferlitsch. 

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