St Joseph’s Gayndah Tradie Day

Above: St Joseph’s Gayndah staff including Principal Bec O’Connor (far left).

There’s a buzz in the small rural town of Gayndah with a $3.2 million upgrade of St Joseph’s Primary School, meaning local familiar faces are hard at work on campus, constructing modern facilities for this community. 

This project funded by Brisbane Catholic Education, will benefit the whole school and includes four classrooms, learning support areas and a toilet block to be completed later this month. These contemporary learning environments will be equipped with $60,000 worth of flexible furniture and technology such as televisions and hearing augmentation systems to suit the diverse needs of students. 

With excitement in the air surrounding this new development, the school wanted to show their appreciation for their trades and architect which include Insite Constructions & Gibson Architects; giving a special shout out​ to Lance, Mick, Jack and Mark for ‘turning their dream into a reality’. 

The whole school held a Tradie Day where students and staff donned their hats and hi-vis to celebrate their trades, giving them a BBQ lunch and students hung messages of thanks on the construction fence.  

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Principal Bec O’Connor shared that, 

This is a very exciting project for not only our school but the broader Gayndah community, financially supporting local businesses as many trades from out of town have needed accommodation, food etc. It was a very special day to be able to celebrate the hard work of many.”


Brisbane Catholic Education looks forward to the Opening and Blessing of these new facilities, scheduled for June 2023.


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