Catholic Education Diocese of Parramatta (CEDP) is building a future-focused school in one of the fastest growing regions in Sydney.
Santa Sophia Catholic College, Box Hill is on track to open on its permanent site in Term 1, 2021. The pre-school to post-school College will be located in ‘The Gables’, a new community being developed in Box Hill North.
The proposed site will be within the future town centre, on Fontana Parade near the corner of Red Gables Road. Locating the school within the heart of the town precinct will provide easy access for families.
“The decision to locate Santa Sophia at the Gables was made with the interests of local families as the major consideration,” said CEDP Relieving Executive Director Sue Walsh.
The College is expected to make a significant contribution to the new community as it grows in the years ahead. Santa Sophia will be integrated with the new community, through the inclusion of shared facilities.
“We are building a school that will prepare students with the skills and knowledge they will need for a rapidly changing world,” Mrs Walsh said. “Creativity, collaboration and excellence will be nurtured in modern learning and recreational spaces. The learning will be based on research and education best practice.”
An application is expected to be lodged with the Department of Planning and Environment (DPE) in coming months. The plans are likely to be on public exhibition in May-June 2019.
The College will host a community information and feedback evening for parents and interested community members prior to public exhibition of the plans.
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