April 22, 2021


Works starts on new school

Construction has officially begun on Mickleham’s newest school.

The sod was recently turned on Holy Cross Catholic Primary School’s $6 million first stage.

Principal Mark Miatello said the start of construction marked an exciting new chapter.

“Stage one will include 10 general learning areas, breakout spaces, staff and student amenities, meeting rooms, outdoor learning, playground and basketball court,” Mr Miatello said.

“And with so many young families in the area we are already seeing huge demand for enrolments.”

Mr Miatello has over 20 years of experience leading and teaching in Catholic schools across Melbourne’s northern suburbs, and said he was looking forward to the “unique opportunity” of building a school “from the ground up”.

“I’m looking forward to drawing on my experience and passion, as well as the latest research, to ensure all students at Holy Cross achieve success,” he said.

He said one of his “first and most important priorities” is constructing his team of teachers to foster learning in students.

“I will be looking for teachers who are dedicated to providing an inclusive, rigorous learning environment that challenges and engages young people to grow as passionate learners,” Mr Miatello said.

“My greatest desire is to ensure that all of our students at Holy Cross Mickleham flourish as learners.

“Holy Cross Mickleham will be an innovative and student focussed school, in which we will deliver a high quality and personalised curriculum.

“Holy Cross will provide opportunities to enable every child to reach their full potential.”

Interested families can visit the website for details and news updates: hcmickleham.catholic.edu.au/

Enrolment discussions with Mr Miatello can be arranged via phone 7379 5532 or email principal@hcmickleham.catholic.edu.au

Image: Cr Joseph Haweil, principal Mark Miatello and Yuorke MP Ros Spence attended the sod turning ceremony.

Originally published in Northern Star Weekly on 22 April 2021 by Michaela Meade