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Learning Hub

Learning Hub Fly Through

 

From the Principal – Mr John Finneran

It is with much excitement that I announce to our Newman College community the approval to commence a major Capital Development Project in Term 3 2019.  The Learning Hub Project will see the oldest buildings at the Marcellin Campus, Blocks C and W, redeveloped. The Learning Hub is the culmination of a planning process which commenced in 2016 with the commissioning of our Capital Development Plan.

There has been extensive planning over the last three years which has included an Educational Brief that was developed after the 2016-2017 community consultation of staff, students and families.  This Brief and subsequent Design reflects our Vision for Learning Shine through Discovery – Let your light shine (Matthew 5:16) which animates our learning community to Challenge, Collaborate, Create and Celebrate who we are and what we seek to achieve.  The new Learning Hub will encourage agility, movement and flexible learning environments to support a range of formal and informal learning activities, and provide opportunities for connections between the year groups, staff and the broader community. The Learning Hub will be a resource for children in Years 3 – 12 to enjoy. In particular, it will provide  flexible learning spaces, break out areas, presentation zones and library resources that will service this broader student cohort.

The Learning Hub will provide a focus for the College by joining several existing buildings in both function and circulation. The spaces will provide opportunities for informal gathering of students, connection and movement to the forecourt and Chapel for large gatherings, space for informal learning and technology resources, as well as direct pathway system to Lavalla via a new bridge. The grand stair from Founders Court into the Learning Hub will allow for students to access the Learning Hub from both sides.

The Learning Hub incorporates:

  • A space inside C Block with a library and quiet meeting areas
  • A new atrium over Marist Court
  • Senior study areas, group meeting spaces and upgraded toilets under W Block
  • Extension and refurbishment of classrooms in C Block on the upper floors
  • A bridge connecting C Block and W Block
  • A roof will cover the entirety of Marist Court

This web page is intended to provide full details of the Learning Hub Project and the operational imperatives of the College.  Below you will find answers to commonly asked questions relating to the build. If you do not find what you are looking for, there is a form below that can be completed to seek the information you require. Furthermore, a community forum will be hosted in late May, at which time representatives of the Project Team will be able to address the significant build process, timelines and associated impact across the College.

We look forward to providing you with further information via this web page as the project progresses.

JOHN FINNERAN, PRINCIPAL

Project Overview

The Learning Hub development program will be communicated via this web page. Please check back here for any updates and schedule changes*.

  • June / July 2019 tender process commences
  • July 2019, bump out of existing C and W block classrooms
  • July / August 2019, final negotiation of tenders
  • August / September 2019, award contracts
  • October 2019, commence construction
  • December 2020, complete structural build
  • January 2021, installation of furniture
  • January 2021, commission the Learning Hub

 

*Schedule is based on a proposed time frame and is ‘subject to change’ at the project managers discretion

Frequently Asked Questions

  • Learning Hub use
  • Trees and landscape
  • Temporary classrooms
  • Lavalla / Marcellin bridge
  • Temporary toilets
  • Evacuation procedures
  • Education Support Centre
  • College access and student movement
  • Noise and disruption
  • Safety and security
  • Contractors on site
  • Parking
  • Canteen and uniform shop access
  • Asbestos presence
  • Elevator access
  • Proposed timeframe

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Gallery

  • Learning Hub Facad
  • External Illustration
  • Development Site Location
  • 3D Illustration Level 2
  • 3D Illustration Level 1
  • Floor Plan Illustration Level 2
  • Floor Plan Illustration Level 3
  • Floor Plan Ilustration Level 1
  • STUDENT HUB 10
  • STUDENT HUB 9
  • STUDENT HUB 8
  • STUDENT HUB 7
  • STUDENT HUB 6
  • STUDENT HUB 5
  • STUDENT HUB 3
  • STUDENT HUB 2
  • STUDENT HUB 1
  • LIBRARY
  • LIBRARY 5
  • LIBRARY 4
  • Learning Hub Newman College Main Atrium
  • HUB 3
  • HUB 4
  • HUB 6
  • HUB 5
  • HUB 8
  • HUB 7
  • LEARNING HUB 2
  • HUB
  • LEARNING HUB 3
  • LIBRARY 2

This gallery will be updated with live photos on an ad-hock basis throughout the build process.