A relatively new independent school in Wagga is raising funds for school infrastructure to meet its growing numbers.
Having opened its doors in 2007, Saint Mary MacKillop Colleges is hoping to raise $10,000 to finish the fencing of the netball and basketball courts and forward the preliminary stages of a multi-purpose school hall.
The need for infrastructure has become more urgent as student numbers increase and the school’s fundraising committee is determined to address this need.
“As a small independent school we only receive a baseline funding, which is limited,” said Dr Emma Vieira, a parent and member of the school’s fundraising committee.
“We are looking for outside support, as we cater to underprivileged children and families, in the spirit of St Mary MacKillop’s work.”
The school has an emphasis on helping disadvantaged families and rely heavily on outside funding to help with projects such as the construction of sporting facilities and other infrastructure and resources.
Imaging Associates, Michael O’Reilly Pharmacy and Campion College in Sydney are a few outside organisation which sponsor and help fund the school’s projects.
The proposed construction of a multi-purpose hall would enable school assemblies, house indoor sports and hold whole-school events in a sheltered area.
While Dr Vieira could not confirm where the hall would go or what building would replace it, she is hopeful construction would begin early to mid next year.
The school is holding a gala dinner and silent auction on September 8 at the Magpie’s Nest restaurant, commencing at 6.30pm.
“We’re very keen to link up with those who would like to join us in building up the infrastructure of our school,” Dr Vieira said.