Senior students at St Augustine’s College started the school year in brand new surroundings with the completion of the school’s $1.7 million VCE centre.February 20, 2013 4:30am
VCE co-ordinator Genevieve Brega outside the new VCE Centre which has a design that makes it a very unique addition to the school.
Senior students at St Augustine’s College started the school year in brand new surroundings with the completion of the school’s $1.7
VCE co-ordinator Genevieve Brega said the centre was being used mainly by year eleven and twelve students and sometimes by year nine and ten students completing VCE subjects.
The centre, which is positioned on the Tulloh St side of the school, features three studio style classrooms, three meeting rooms, staff offices, a study hall and a courtyard.
There is also a multi-purpose kitchen area which can double as a teaching or private study area.
‘‘(The building) is very modern,’’ Mrs Brega said.
‘‘In some ways it’s modelled on a university style with the open plan layout.’’
Mrs Brega said the building’s design makes it a very unique addition to the school.
‘‘Architecturally it’s got a really interesting design,’’ she said.
‘‘This is really an Augustinian building — we have the Brigidine Centre and now this building which is based on an Augustinian theme.’’
The Augustinians placed great value in learning and this idea is carried throughout the design of the building.
The Augustinian phrase ‘‘tolle lege’’ is repeated throughout the centre, which translates to ‘‘take up and read,’’ while the main door has been designed to symbolise a book.
A large metal feature at the entrance depicts the Augustinian emblem of a flaming heart pierced by an arrow.
Mrs Brega said the centre has also been designed with the environment in mind.
‘‘Sustainable materials have been used and the way it’s positioned is designed to minimise electricity use through letting natural light in,’’ she said.
There are also a number of tanks for the recycling of rainwater.
Mrs Brega said the senior students’ response to the new setting had been great.
‘‘They really love it,’’ she said.
‘‘The feedback’s all been really positive.’’
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