Fantastic progress is being made on a new learning space in Redfern which will provide an early intervention educational program to indigenous children.
Architectus and Taylor Construction have been working hard on a passion project to refurbish what was once living quarters for priests into a reinvigorated learning space at Redfern’s Jarjum College. The learning space will host an early intervention program that supports the school in its mission to educate and empower urban Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander children and alleviate their educational, social, emotional, behavioural and health disadvantages. The specialised program will offer hands-on, educational support to prevent indigenous children from falling through the cracks in basic literacy, numeracy and general academics.
From left to right: Anne McDermott (School Administrator & Family Support Coordinator), Kath (Principle), Ian Tsui (Senior Architect), Terrence Petry (Foundation CFO), Adrian O’Conner (Project Manager), Phil Hovell (Foundation Volunteer)
Architectus and Taylor Construction – a great team
Architectus and Taylor, along with the Foundation have taken on the refurbishment and after a few pandemic-related delays, the project is finally close to completion. Our recent site visit showed amazing progress with the space, which offers a naturally-lit, safe and open layout for students to build up their knowledge and self-confidence.
Keep an eye out for updates on this exciting milestone for our team and supporters.