Capital Development Project
I am delighted to confirm that our Capital Development Project, the St John Henry Newman Learning Hub, as well as modifications to S Block, are finished and ready for the commencement of students on Monday and Tuesday. The completion of this Project realises the College’s commitment to contemporary and relevant pedagogy where learning programs are increasingly differentiated and individualised, as inspired through the pedagogical pillars of our Vision for Learning – Challenge, Collaborate, Create, Celebrate.
It has been a very challenging time for the school over the last 12 months and I again thank students and staff for their patience in the disruptions that occurred in 2020. As practical completion only occurred in the last week it has been a massive effort to bring to fruition our learning spaces for the commencement of the school year. There are still minor works to be completed over the next fortnight with limited disruption to the College timetable. We will be showcasing these spaces at our forthcoming information evening and throughout the year. I am sure our students across Years 3-12 will enjoy these wonderful contemporary learning spaces.
Repairs and Maintenance
Across Lavalla and Marian Campuses respectively there are gazetted improvement that will occur during the course of Term 1. These include a new playground at Lavalla, along with flexible glass dividing walls between classrooms. At Marian over the holidays new grass was laid in the Pre-Primary playground and there was also a major turf renovation on the Marian oval. In addition, there was programmed painting across different parts of all campuses.
Newman College Bus
We are delighted to haven taken ownership of a brand new 27 seater bus for our College. This is a great resource for our entire school and will assist with transporting our students.