Sandpiper: Catholic Diocese of Sandhurst

FEBRUARY 2019 WWW.SANDPIPER.ORG.AU NEWS 7 “Go therefore, make disciples of all the nations; baptize them in the name of the Father and the Son and of the Holy Spirit,” Matthew 28:19 More than a hospital 133-145 Lily Street, Bendigo T. 03 5434 3434 | E. St John of God Bendigo Hospital is a contemporary private hospital providing health care services for people in Bendigo and surrounding areas. DAY ONCOLOGY UNIT | BARIATRIC SURGERY | CARDIAC SERVICES | DAY SURGERY | MATERNITY | SLEEP SERVICES VASCULAR SURGERY | ALLIED HEALTH | HYDROTHERAPY | PET THERAPY | ALLIED HEALTH | REHABILITATION | ORTHOPAEDIC SURGERY GENERAL SURGERY | GYNAECOLOGICAL SURGERY | UROLOGY | EAR NOSE AND THROAT SURGERY | MAXILLOFACIAL SURGERY 151 McCrae Street Bendigo 12 Victoria Street Eaglehawk P. 5441 5577 A tradition that continues... Caring at a time of need Email your parish or school stories and photos to Deadline for the next edition is the 15th of the month By Jenni Kennedy Catholic Education Office Sandhurst St Joseph’s College Echuca community is delighted to announce a new era in the provision of Secondary Catholic Education in the Echuca­ Moama area. The College has received approval for the major refurbishment of their Dickson St Campus and the eventual establishment of a second campus. Acorns to Oak Trees is the title of St. Joseph College’s latest Strategic Plan. This document is solidly grounded in, and respectful of, St Joseph College’s 133 - year tradition of providing quality Catholic education in the Brigidine tradition. Acorns to Oak Trees is focused on how best to develop St. Joseph’s College in the Echuca- Moama region. It recognises that enrolments have been growing strongly in recent years and reflects the desire of the College community to ensure that St. Joseph’s is well placed to continue to provide quality Catholic education for another 130 years. In the spirit of the 2018 College theme, “Purposeful todays, transform tomorrow” the Future Facilities Steering Committee in July presented a feasibility study to the College governors, Kildare Education Ministries. That study outlined trends in education aswell as relevant demographic, financial and other data. It also included in its summary the community’s preferred recommendations for the future of the College. “Kildare Education Ministries has demonstrated great confidence in St. Joseph’s College and the Echuca-Moama region by approving the recommendations made by the Future Facilities Steering Committee,” said Mr Delaney. “It is with great excitement that we share this news with our St. Joseph’s College families and the wider Echuca-Moama community. This significant development will serve the community well into the future.” “We can now move forward to completing a comprehensive master plan as soon as possible. This master plan will guide the refurbishment of the Dickson Street site and the eventual establishment of a second campus to cater for our growing school population,” Principal of St.Joseph’s College, Michael Delaney said. “St. Joseph’s College plays a significant role in educating the young people in our region and we are confident that the College master plan and subsequent projects will ensure St. Joseph’s College continues to provide the best possible learning environment for the students in our care,” he said. Following a rigorous selection process, Architects, Clarke Hopkins Clarke (CHC) have been engaged to provide the vision for the project. With a strong reputation for the delivery of education projects, CHC is certain to provide an exciting and innovative design. A Committee to oversee the master plan has been established to guarantee the project best meets the needs of the College and the wider community, both now and well into the future. “The St. Joseph’s College community can be assured that we are focused on providing the best facilities for staff, students and families while building on the history of this great College,” added Mr Delaney. “Although it is early days for the project and there is still much work to complete, we wanted to share the good news with the community of Echuca-Moama and surrounding area.” From Acorns to Oaks