Will St Sava College be ethnic specific?
In Australia today, the school more than ever before is becoming substantially integrated into the life of the community within which its finds itself. St.Sava College is committed to that principle and we look forward to our neighbours making extensive use of the sporting and performance facilities we intend to provide for our students. In keeping with Serbian custom and the Orthodox Christian faith, St.Sava College will be an open, friendly and inclusive educational institution. The student body of St.Sava College will predominantly come from the Serbian community. It is anticipated, however, that some 50% of the student body will come from the Greek, Russian and Arab Orthodox communities, and also from the broader community. It must be remembered that there is a high percentage of mixed marriages amongst Serbs so that a significant number of children will come from mixed ethnic backgrounds.
How will the construction bill be covered and by whom?
St.Sava College has a number of Kumovi, who have each pledged or donated at least $85,000 in donations to the St Sava College Building Fund. In addition to Kumovi are Major Donors, who have donated an amount of at least $10,000 or equivalent value in labor and/or materials to our Building Fund.
When will the College be finished?
The College has reached an important moment in its development. Nearly all the external building works are near completion. Services such as sewer drainage water and some basic power will are complete. The main building structure including slab, steelwork, roofing, block work, guttering and glazing has been completed. The internal fit-out is 75% finished. Planter boxes are almost complete and ready to be landscaped.
If all goes well, and the community is as enthusiastic and generous with donations in labour and money, we will complete the entire building structure by the middle of 2020.
Fencing, playing fields, internal roads and general landscaping are our focus for next year. Remember, every donation we receive brings us closer to fulfilling our collective goal.