Mayor Gerard Oconnel Bob Grant Graham Meertens and students enjoying the new space.
Mayor Gerard Oconnel Bob Grant Graham Meertens and students enjoying the new space.

YOUR STORY: St Mary's College opens learning centre

ST MARY'S College in Maryborough welcomed Fraser Coast Mayor Gerard O'Connell and new St Mary's Primary Principal Bob Grant to witness the learning in the newly renovated Senior Pathways Centre.

During the Christmas holidays two classrooms were converted into a larger space were students can now view and receive advice from staff about tertiary study and employment options.

The space caters for students planning to undertake university or certificate course, an apprenticeship or traineeship right through to finding part time or full time employment.

The College is still continuing to offer their excellence with senior curriculum through the OP pathway and it has also introduced certificate course in Justice Studies, Hospitality, Active Volunteering and Sport & Fitness that will be taught at the school.

Principal Graham Meertens said the College had expanded its curriculum to cater for all learners at the College.

"We also offer further options such as head-start university courses and some students are currently doing Certificate III studies in areas such as Childcare, Hairdressing and Business, just to name a few," Mr Meertens said.

He said the space was about educating students about the numerous possibilities that were on offer in the local and greater community in the area of tertiary education and employment

"It's an exciting time for students when exploring options for postsecondary schooling but it can be confronting when deciding the best pathway due to the many possibilities," he said.

"This facility aims to assist students and families when making these decisions."

Mr Meertens would like to invite the community to our Open Evening on Friday April 15 from 4.30pm to 8.30pm to witness these resources and ask staff about the possibilities.

We are aiming to have a fun and entertaining evening and provide scope for people to see the College's plans for the future with senior and middle schooling.



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