A new multi-purpose hall will make “a significant difference” to students at a Maitland high school, the Catholic Diocese of Maitland-Newcastle Director of Teaching Ray Collins says.
Bishop Bill Wright officially opened and blessed the new hall at All Saints College, St Mary’s Campus, in Maitland on Monday.
It will make a significant difference to the young men and women at the college.
The infrastructure was built through a funding partnership between the school community and the state government, which chipped in $1.1 million.
Mr Collins said it was fitting the building was being blessed 150 years to the month since the diocese’s first live-in bishop, James Murray, came to the region.
“[The hall] will make a significant difference to the young men and women at the college,” he said.
College principal Phil Tobin said the hall opening was an “historic event” for the St Mary’s community.
College principal Phil Tobin paid tribute to the hard work of Mr Collins, who will retire as the diocese’s Director of Schools at the end of this year.