St Mary's Parish School Building Fund

Dear Parents

The School Advisory Board has established a voluntary school building fund to raise additional capital for some major building works. As the oldest , continuously operating Catholic school in Victoria, St Mary’s has a rich and proud history of education on a site with buildings of heritage significance. Like many buildings and homes in Williamstown, our 1925 structure requires some major foundation works and refurbishment of the classrooms.

This 1925 structure is the fourth ‘school’ building on this site which we have occupied since 1842. The parish community has built and maintained the various buildings throughout this period and our parish community is again being called upon to undertake a significant project that will ensure the provision of Catholic education in the Williamstown Parish of St Mary’s:

  • Underpinning the 1925 school building. (Cost estimate: $920,000)
  • Refurbishing 8 classrooms. (Cost estimate: $290,000)

With the top priority being the $920,000 underpinning of the school building, our initial target is to raise $300,000 over 3 years

The ‘St Mary’s Williamstown Parish School Building Fund’ has been endorsed by the Australian Tax Office as a registered deductible gift fund and is now open for donations from the school community, general public and local businesses. The generous and widespread support of the fund will protect the integrity of our buildings and provide for a greater learning environment for current and future students.

We ask that you consider supporting this important building work and with the end of the financial year approaching, we advise that a tax-deductible receipt will be issued with each contribution to the St Mary’s Williamstown Parish School Building Fund. Donations by cheque can be left at the school office. Please make these payable to St Mary’s Williamstown Parish School Building Fund. Alternatively, donations can be made through electronic banking using the following –        BSB 083 347    Account number 153900034

Yours sincerely

Steven Sagona (St Mary’s School Advisory Board Chairperson)
Marilyn Bunting (School Bursar)
Anthony Hockey (Principal)
Fr Greg Trythall (Parish Priest)

St Mary’s Parish School Building Fund Committee of Management


*Please click on the following link to read the latest news on the School Building Fund

Building Fund First Annual Update

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