Project Description

St Catherine Laboure

St Catherine Labouré Catholic Primary School, Gymea


St Catherine Labouré is a vibrant three-stream Catholic primary school committed to empowering students to reach their potential and working in partnership with parents. Part of the Sydney Catholic School community, St Catherine Labouré is a forward-thinking school with an innovative approach to learning and a focus on providing high-quality education programs.


Following the task of reinventing a multi-purpose space to create a new learning space for Kindergarten students, JDH Architects was engaged to undertake further development works. Stage 1 included reconfiguring the existing learning arrangement, maximising external play space and the construction of six new classrooms on a restricted site.


By focusing the expansion on flexibility of indoor and outdoor areas, JDH Architects was able to maximise available space as well as create two sets of three classrooms to allow for staged learning. Multiple breakout spaces including an undercroft area, green screen wall and collaborative presentation areas were designed to enable students, teachers and the school community to co-create learning. By stepping the building’s mass, the design allows for clear sight lines between all classrooms to provide open and connected learning spaces.


  • Learning Environments (Australasia)

  • NSW Chapter Awards

Category: New Construction

Project Details


Master Planning
Interior Design


Primary Schools


Sydney Catholic Schools