Bishop of Sandhurst Les Thomlinson DD Photo: Andrew Perryman.

THE Marist College community has celebrated another key milestone on the development of its Maiden Gully campus.

The school’s brand new La Valla F-4 learning facility was officially opened on Wednesday morning at a celebration where Bishop of Sandhurst Les Thomlinson DD also blessed each room of the complex during a tour of the facility.

Marist College continues to grow towards becoming a foundation to year 12 Catholic co-educational learning community, and this year includes its first class of year 12 students among the approximately 950 students enrolled.

La Valla is one of three learning areas at the striking Maiden Gully campus, along with Montagne (5-8) and Champagnat (9-12).

The school, which opened its doors to the local community in February 2015, will continue its expansion to offer years three and four in the next two years.

It aims to increase enrolment to 1250 students by 2021 as a complete F-12 College.

The new La Valla building was officially opened by Marist Schools Australia regional director Julie Ryan.