St Mary MacKillop Catholic Primary School took over the existing Bannockburn Primary School at the end of the 2017 school year.
In early January 2018, all of the portable classrooms were removed and the area they occupied made good for the children. The remaining brick buildings received a 1-million-dollar makeover including new paintwork, carpet, light fittings, pinup material etc. New furniture was provided for the children and staff.
The school entry in High St also received a makeover along with the school grounds.
In 2019-20 a further building project demolished the old toilet block and built two new toilet blocks and developed an award-winning playspace with sandpits, climbing equipment, tepees and hard surfaces etc.
In 2021 a new Administration area and STEM Centre were built. The original School house built over 130 years ago was renovated to become a staff lounge and planning space.
A new entrance was created in Milton St. The old administration area was redeveloped into classroom spaces and further landscape works were undertaken.
2022 saw the development of the children’s play areas including new adventure playground, hard court surfaces and work around the oval space to enhance the play spaces for all children.
This year, 2023 the new double story learning facility has is being constructed and should be ready for our Year 4 – 6 children to move into some time in early 2024. This leave just one more stage in creating our learning spaces.
We will hopefully be adding another 4 classrooms to this building in the near future to complete the 12 learning spaces that are required for the Year 3 – 6 to call this building home.
View the Building Concepts and School Masterplan below.
School Master Plan
The latest incarnation of our Masterplan shows much of the work that has been undertaken since our original Masterplan in 2018. The next stage of our Masterplan is the double story building that will house our senior students across the two levels. Here are some architect impressions of what the finished building exterior will look like.