Rockhampton Catholic Education Early Learning and Care Coordinator, Kathryn Byrne, said the new facility had generated enormous interest and was very well-supported by the local community.
“There was strong demand from families for Kindergarten places right from the early planning stages and it is very satisfying for Catholic Education to be able to support children and families, particularly working parents, with options that suit them,” Mrs Byrne said.
Mrs Byrne said Catholic Education was particularly appreciative of the support received from the Department of Education and Training (DET), Holy Family Parish and St Anthony’s Catholic Primary School in establishing the new kindergarten.
“We have had strong support in bringing to fruition this new facility for families in North Rockhampton, building on the Kindergarten at St Joseph’s Park Avenue, which opened in 2013. The practical support offered, and many hours of planning and coordination were integral to establishing St Anthony’s Catholic Kindergarten,” she said.
Mrs Byrne said it was an exciting time for St Anthony’s and Catholic Education was pleased to be a part of such a vibrant and friendly community.
Diocesan Director of Catholic Education, Leesa Jeffcoat, congratulated all involved in the establishment of the new Catholic Kindergarten. The Kindergarten will be officially Blessed by Bishop Michael McCarthy on Thursday 4 April at 9.00am.
Mrs Byrne said parents seeking further information should visit the Catholic Education Kindergarten information here.