Thursday, 30 Nov 2017

Dr Ian Lupton, College Council Chairman, recently announced that construction will start on a new Senior School precinct over the school holidays.

The College will spend $4.6 million upgrading and expanding the facilities.

The new precinct will boast open and flexible physical spaces that will foster collaborative learning environments between students, parents and staff.

It includes modern classrooms, receptions, offices, student services, study facilities, a student kitchen, covered amphitheatre/lecture space and a business innovation centre.

Take a walk through the artist's impression of the new precinct:

Images and video courtesy of Bickerton Master Architecture.

“The College Council is very committed to creating an outstanding built environment at the College,” said Dr Lupton.

Approximately $25 million has been committed to new and refurbished facilities over the past 8 years.

“This project has been made possible through the support of the WestMAC community, the Queensland Independent Schools Block Grant Authority and the Anglican Diocese of Southern Queensland.”

The Principal, Mr Geoff McLay said the new Senior School precinct would give teachers and students more flexibility in interactions, and the upgrades were timely given changes to Queensland’s senior curriculum and assessment processes in 2019.

“It’s about building spaces that optimise student learning, and are enabling and adaptive to 21st century technologies,” Mr McLay said.

The project is expected to be finished in the second half of 2018.