Our Lady Of The Rosary School Opens Newly Refurbished Pool

Our Lady of the Rosary School now has the most modern school pool in Kenmore after it officially opened its newly refurbished pool facility in March 2023.

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Works by ‘Form Pools’ include new tiling, pool-heating system, resurfacing of the pool, and ladders and Olympic-standard starting blocks for the 25m pool.

The newly refurbished pool was blessed by Kenmore parish priest Fr Mark Franklin on Monday, 13 March 2023, in time for the hot weather.

Photo credit: Our Lady of the Rosary School, Kenmore/Facebook

 “It was a wonderful way to start the week with the whole school gathering for the blessing.  Thank you to ‘Form Pools’ for refurbishing our pool so beautifully. We are privileged to have such amazing first class facilities here at OLR,” the school wrote on a social media post.

The upgrades were badly needed, because the pool was constructed the same year the school opened. Our Lady of the Rosary School, founded in 1963, will be celebrating its 60th anniversary in 2023.

Photo credit: Our Lady of the Rosary School, Kenmore/Facebook

The pool was constructed in its founding year to help create a sense of community for the school.

Some athletes, including Commonwealth Games Swimmer Tom O’Neill and Olympic Games Swimmer Christian Sprenger grew up swimming laps at the 60-year-old pool.

Principal John Bates believes the upgrades will give students not only an opportunity to learn to swim, but would also allow them to cool off at lunchtime with their friends year-round.

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Aside from the pool, some of the school’s facilities include an oval, tennis courts, covered basketball court, multi-purpose performing arts centre, engaging playgrounds and an IT rich resource centre. 

To learn more about the school, visit olrkenmore.qld.edu.au

Published 20-March-2023