Calrossy spending and student boom.

In 2021 the Years 7 to 9 students at Calrossy Anglican School are enjoying the newly opened Multi-Use classroom block on the School’s William Cowper Campus. The new building contains specialist facilities which include four Science Laboratories, two Design and Technology rooms, Art and Dance Studies as well as multi-purpose classrooms. The completion of the new $4.3 million building has allowed Calrossy to locate all students in Years 7 – 9 on the leafy William Cowper Campus, but continuing to teach them in individual girl and boy classes through Junior Secondary, in readiness for the Senior Secondary years.

Principal David Smith is delighted with the success of the first term in the new buildings, stating, “It has been wonderful to observe how the students have adapted to teaching and learning in the new facilities, enjoying the academic and social opportunities they enjoy under our unique structure and culture.”

In further exciting news, Calrossy is ready to announce the the commencement of the next phase of development, constructing additional classrooms to support Music, and the Independent Learning Centre, to the benefit of students in its Junior and Secondary sections. It is part of a further $7 million development to provide state of the art learning facilities. The School was delighted to be informed by the Member of New England, Hon Barnaby Joyce in late 2020 of a successful application to receive Federal Government funding of $980 000  to support the project.

Calrossy has been delighted with the response to the first stage of the development, seeing more than 140 students, mostly for Year 7 2022, recently attending a special day on Friday, March 26 to gain some insight into what learning and life is like in Calrossy 7-9 on the William Cowper Campus. 

 “We are delighted to see such strong enrolment demand amongst both our day and boarding students,” said Mr Smith. He is excited that work will begin on new building this year, situated between the existing Secondary and Junior (Infants and Primary) schools, and will be home to top level Music facilities and the Independent Learning Centre. The 250 seat tiered classroom is also something that is very exciting.”

Calrossy also plans to build new shelters, improve and seal carparks, roadways and footpaths, and establish two multi-sport courts to support the work.

“This campus and our resources are going to look significantly different in a few years, and we would like to acknowledge the Federal Government and our community in supporting this project to provide top quality facilities for regional students, both day and boarding.”