Innovative building developments at Catherine McAuley College create learning opportunities designed to enhance students’ skills and educational pathways. The future of employment is increasingly collaborative and global, so it is vital that students learn to work together, interact and plan in teams.
At Coolock, the state-of-the-art Sister Aloysius Martyn Arts Centre features a performance area, specialist classrooms for drama and music and vibrant learning spaces to support integrated learning across the ‘STEAM’ areas – Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Mathematics.
Planning is underway for fresh green spaces with the upgrade of two ovals, a new gymnasium, indoor cricket nets and two netball courts, in partnership with the City ofGr eater Bendigo and Cricket Australia.
Close to completion at St Mary’s is a modern commercial kitchen which will provide opportunities for Food Technology and Hospitality careers, incorporating a canteen and indoor-outdoor dining areas.
Allied Health is a major growth area and our partnership with Mercy Health will provide an entry into the industry. A purpose-built Allied Health area includes hospital beds for practical learning.
The College has an ongoing program of commissioning iconography that imbues the College with visual representations of Mercy. The pinnacle of this vision so far has been the installation of a life-size bronze statue of Catherine McAuley on the upper balcony of the new Sister Aloysius Martyn Arts Centre. The statue signals to all who walk through the grounds that the College is a place of Mercy, inspired by Catherine’s values and the charism of Mercy in all that we do.
It is a busy and exciting time at Catherine McAuley College, and we thank everyone involved for their positive participation in planning for our future.