Planning for the Future
In 2008, the previous Strategic Plan (2004-2008) expired. This plan has overseen many changes in the school including the
departure of the Sisters as residents on the site, the creation of the Master Plan and completion of Stage One, the beginning of a
range of new programs for students, especially in the Middle years, the continuation of the partnership with CBC St Kilda and the
forging of some new and significant partnerships with education and community organisations to extend the opportunities available
A key task for the College in 2008 was the development of a new Strategic Plan, 2009-2012, which will lead us into the
celebration of our 140th year in 2013.
The Master Plan was developed in 2005 in conjunction with the architects Architectus. A four-stage plan was agreed upon with Stage
One commencing in late 2006. This included:
- Refurbishment of three Science labs and the creation of two new ones forming a suite of five rooms on one level in the Vincent building
- Renovation of the former Nursing Home to create the Music school with two classrooms, a recording studio, storage areas and instrumental music rooms
- Renovation of the 1886 Convent building , creating a new centre for the life of the College housing Reception, Administrative offices, Board room, classrooms, Religious Education Centre and staff offices
- Renovation of the former Administration block to become the Student Support Centre including learning support offices and classroom, counselling rooms, Careers Information Centre, Sick Bay and Student Reception.
This work has all been completed. While not strictly part of the Master Plan, other work to be done in 2009 includes renovation
of the Lecture Theatre and the beginning of landscaping of the quadrangle.
Stage Two of the Master Plan includes a new, relocated Library and the development of a Hospitality Centre with spaces for the
delivery of Certificate 3 in Hospitality and related programs, a College Café and a Restaurant open to the public. This Stage
will also include major landscaping and the continuing renovation of classrooms. It is hoped that Stage Two will commence in the
second half of 2010.
Stages Three and Four are less specific in terms of timing but include plans for a gymnasium, new classrooms, further landscaping
and new multi-purpose courts.