Unveiling the building plans, Mr Farley said Champagnat College will receive extensive new facilities, including a new three-storey block featuring a resource centre, seminar rooms, digital technology spaces and a canteen. Science labs, specialist drama, music, dance and fitness facilities will also be constructed.
There will also be a number of new classrooms built with breakout spaces to support the latest in modern teaching practices. The new facilities will include more outdoor space and a covered outdoor learning area where students can engage, learn and socialise.
Champagnat’s expanded school campus will be delivered in stages over the next six years, to cater for nearly 1100 students in Years 7 to 12 at the project’s completion.
Local primary students will also gain a brand new school when Our Lady of the Annunciation Catholic Primary School at Pagewood and St Agnes’ Catholic Primary School in Matraville combine to form one state-of-the-art facility on the Matraville site in 2024.
Three new multi-storey buildings are planned for the existing site, as well as a shared parish hall and flexible, light-filled open learning spaces.
“The flexible design will equip our students to engage in a constantly changing world,” SCS’ Botany-Randwick Network Director, Dr Jacqueline Frost, said.
She said the new school plan will provide “a wonderful opportunity for students to access purpose-built facilities that will enhance their learning journey.”
The community will also welcome upgraded parish facilities and the addition of two new early education centres to the area – on both the Pagewood and Matraville school sites – that will set our local children on a Catholic path to success in their learning, schooling and life.
“The master plan provides for a continuum of Catholic education, from Preschool to Year 12, that caters to all students’ abilities, gifts, talents and skills,” Mr Farley said.
“We welcome the whole of our community – parents, staff and parishioners – to be involved.”
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