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This week the parish of Wagga Wagga celebrated 60 years of operating St Luke’s preschool. In perfect timing for the birthday celebration they received a grant from the NSW Government of $450,000. This grant will enable the parish to double the size of the preschool from 30 places to 60 by the start of 2019.

Archdeacon David Ruthven says: ‘I’m just so excited. The word I use is ecstatic because our goal is to serve the community, and now we will offer a new component for additional needs children.’

The redevelopment plans will renovate and expand the current church hall, joining it to the preschool. St Luke’s Church will be dismantled and a new chapel incorporated into the preschool. A birthday celebration was hosted by the Preschool with guests including former student Wagga City Councillor Tim Koschel.