Star of the Sea College Heritage Project
Following a four-year consultation and planning process, we are excited to announce that we are ready to proceed with the first stage of the College Master Plan, the Heritage Project. The refurbishment is key to shaping an exciting future for our students and College community. The Heritage Project will commenced on 21 September, 2020 and we are pleased to announce it will come at no additional expense to our parents. We expect that the project will be completed within 18 months.
The Heritage Project will honour the essence of the Convent and our Presentation Sisters. Currently home to over a dozen classrooms and over 45 staff, the building requires refurbishments to meet the needs of our contemporary pedagogy and curriculum. The Heritage Victoria-approved restoration will enhance the beauty of the original Convent, with a portico connecting the east and west sides of the campus. Contemporary learning and social spaces, including landscape development, will create an environment that enhances student wellbeing, resources and facilities, resulting in desirable educational outcomes.
In keeping with our Presentation ethos and Kildare Ministries values, the new Master Plan will maximise the opportunity for a quality education through the creation of new learning spaces, and places for prayer and reflection. We thank all parents for their support of the Heritage Project and look forward to welcoming you to the official opening and blessing at its completion.
View the Heritage Project render for an artistic impression of the renovations.
Heritage Project Building Dates:
December 2020, expected completion within 18 months.
Planning Our Future
The Heritage Project is the result of four years of planning and community consultation. The College is well positioned to commence the project at this time:
- Well-managed College finances
- Fees will not rise to fund the project
- Planning permission obtained
- Heritage Victoria consultation
- Architect and builders selected.
The Heritage Project provides the College with the opportunity to support many businesses affected by COVID-19. The project requires the work of architects, builders, trades, design and various other suppliers, and we are pleased to be able to provide employment to these workers during this difficult time.
Star of the Sea College will offer our community a series of Heritage Building tours when the project is complete. We look forward to sharing this journey with you and welcoming you to our College.
Star of the Sea College has communicated with all members of our College community about the Heritage Project. We will provide regular updates until its completion. We have also established a dedicated project email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Star of The Sea — Heritage Wing Project 2020
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