Greater Hobart Catholic College Extension Project
Dear Community Members,
We welcome today, the announcement from The Most Reverend Archbishop Julian Porteous, together with the Minster for Education, The Honourable Jeremy Rockcliff, and Executive Director of Catholic Education in Tasmania, Dr Gerard Gaskin officially launching the Greater Hobart Catholic College Extension Project in Hobart. A copy of the Archdiocese of Hobart press release is attached for your information.
This is a transformational moment in Catholic Education in the south and we, at St Aloysius Catholic College, are proud to be at the forefront as we plan the extension of St Aloysius Catholic College into Years 11 and 12. We look forward to working with
Catholic Education Tasmania and our fellow extension Colleges in this project.
Today’s announcement signals our opportunity to begin briefing and consulting with our community. The Executive of the College has looked forward to this point and have begun planning for it. Over the next few weeks, we will be sending out more
information about the way forward.
As a College, over 18 months ago, we presented an Educational Plan to Archbishop Porteous that set out our blueprint for the project. This was in response to the Archbishop’s invitation for our College to extend into Years 11 and 12, beginning in
2023. Since that time, much planning has been undertaken by the Principals of southern colleges under the direction of Dr Terry McCarthy, Assistant Director: Government, Policy and Strategy at Catholic Education Tasmania.
Of course, you are aware of the Thematic Goals for 2020 from our Strategic Plan which was shared with the community at the start of the year. As a result of this, we have had Leading Teams project manage areas such as Curriculum, Building and
Infrastructure, Catholic Identity, Staffing and the 2021/2022 arrangements, leading up to the start of Years 11 and 12 in 2023. We look forward to meeting with you next term to inform you of the planning to date in these areas .
Again, we welcome the announcement today and look forward to working with our community, building on the success over the past 11 years, as we extend further to become a Kindergarten to Year 12 Catholic College.
Fr Chris Hope, Parish Priest
Mr Joseph Sandric, Acting Principal
Mr Jeremy Ayliffe, Advisory Board Chair