Extensive development planned for 2020
Following the recent $500,000 development of the Middle Years 7-9, creating new contemporary spaces in line with the new integrated, project based learning and Middle Years structure implemented in 2019, excitingly, the next phase of development works is scheduled to take place over the course of 2019/ 2020.
The projects totalling in excess of $3.5 million will vastly improve the school environment, providing contemporary learning spaces and maximising the educational opportunities for students.
"All planned developments over the next few years will embrace cutting edge 21st century pedagogies, such as collaboration, innovation, mentoring and entrepreneurship with a strong and inclusive spiritual base that respects our environment,'' said principal Paul Belton.
The College Resource Centre will be completely renovated to create a bright, lightfilled open plan learning hub. The College's vision for this important multipurpose space is to become a hub of student learning and incorporate the co-location of student support services, including pathways and careers counselling, learning enrichment and ICT services. This modern facility will focus on innovative learning and provide ample areas for collaboration that can extend into outdoor learning spaces. Large glass doors will open to a decking area overlooking the expansive ovals and out to the Adelaide Hills to the East. The entire College community will have access to this facility, especially families, cocurricular teams and the old scholars network.
The central courtyard will undergo a transformation to create a greener environment. New spaces for learning, relaxing and leisure will be created through extensive landscaping and sheltered
seating areas. This significant redevelopment will again benefit the whole community and improve accessibility and comfort.
St Paul's Primary courtyard area will also be reimagined into an exciting and inspiring children's learning space that fosters creativity. Landscaping combined with natural materials, will create quiet areas for younger students to enjoy activities such as reading or chess. Interactive play elements encourage interaction and engagement and a sensory wall for age-appropriate exploration and development.
The College is continually looking for ways to improve facilities and enhance learning environments for students, looking at all areas of the College. The future is bright at St Paul's.