Thursday 13 August, 2020
Prior to the commencement of online learning, students at Our Lady Help of Christians School (OLHC) in Wendouree had been enjoying their new award-winning learning space.
“Our original intention was to transform our building into a flexible, welcoming and aesthetically pleasing environment for our students to learn and flourish in. I can safely say that our school community heartily agrees that the project has achieved this outcome,” says Ms Leigh Bradshaw, Principal of Our Lady Help of Christians.
“We were pleased to appoint a business from our local community as our builder – WM Flynn. This was particularly significant because Peter Flynn was a student here at Our Lady Help of Christians,” says Ms Bradshaw.
The project won two awards in the 2020 Melbourne Design Awards – a Gold Award in the ‘Architecture – Public and Institutional’ category, and a Silver Award in the ‘Architecture – Education’ category.
The redevelopment has been made possible through funding from the Australian Government’s Catholic Capital Grants Program and was completed in 2019, however COVID-19 restrictions have delayed an official opening.
Our Lady Help of Christians students and teachers are looking forward to returning to their new learning space after COVID-19 restrictions are eased, and to celebrating its opening in due course.
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