The College has undergone a dynamic building program since its establishment and boasts some of the most advanced buildings of any school in the Geelong area. Recent additions to the College include the new Multi Purpose Centre (MPC) and the Loyola Administration Centre. Construction for the new MacKillop Senior School Centre commenced on Monday 1 August 2022 with site shed preparation. The anticipated completion date for the building is 20 January 2024.
Always in pursuit of best practice in teaching and learning, Saint Ignatius College continually reflects, evaluates and refines all academic and co-curricular programs.
Given this understanding, Saint Ignatius College is proud of the many additions which include the Year 9 Learning Centre which is adjacent to the impressive and extensively used Multi-Purpose Centre and Gymnasium.
The Centre is a precinct for Years 9 students comprising multiple classrooms, numerous staffrooms, presentation rooms and outdoor areas.
Completed in 2019, is the indoor double-court multi-purpose complex having many uses including a space for the school population of over 1300 students to gather together as a whole school.
The dynamic Multi-Purpose Centre will accommodate students in a separate precinct providing unique facilities and outdoor areas.
Saint Ignatius College Geelong opened the new Loyola Centre late in 2021, which houses Staff, Student and Administration services. Plans are currently in place for construction of a state of the art senior centre, The MacKillop Senior Centre, with construction to commence in 2022.
Dear Saint Ignatius College Geelong community members,
MacKillop Senior School Centre update
I am very pleased to inform you that construction of our new MacKillop Senior School Centre will commence on Monday 1 August 2022 with site shed preparation. The anticipated completion date for the building is 20 January 2024.
The builder contracted is Plan Group (Geelong) Pty Ltd after being selected via a thorough tendering process. I thank all building companies involved in the tendering process.
The Architects, Clarke Hopkins, Clarke provided the following artist’s impression of this exciting project. The MacKillop Senior Centre will provide tremendous learning and teaching areas for our senior students and will be a very impressive front presentation to our College buildings.
The overall project includes:
I have included a site plan below for your information. The construction site is where the old administration buildings were on the western side of the school campus and adjacent to the soccer field. The builder’s site shed will be placed on the south east corner of the soccer field, the old administration car park will be used by Plan Group for parking, deliveries and as a builders’ drop off zone.
There will be continued use of the northern section of the soccer field by St Thomas Primary School. However, the soccer field will be out of bounds for our students.
It is anticipated that as more trades come onsite during busy phases of the construction that this will impact on our car parking in Manresa Drive and St Thomas Church car parks. The impact on general car parking will be monitored and availability of onsite parking in our front carpark may be restricted at certain times. I ask community members using the front carpark for drop-offs and pick-ups to be vigilant and aware there may be changes to access. Safety measures will be discussed with Plan Group to manage traffic movement. I remind parents of the availability of the old Andersons Road (off Reserve Road) for drop off and pick up for students. It is a little further for students to walk but you may find this an easier driving option. And this would help us reduce the busyness of the Peninsula Drive and Manresa Drive traffic.
Discussions are ongoing with St Thomas Primary School regarding safe access and egress for their students around the site. And some of the pathways our students use in the site’s vicinity will be restricted and alternative routes will be needed to be taken.
This will be our largest building project. The overall cost is in the order of $24,000,000. We are grateful for the State Government Grant of $1,000,000 to help fund the project. The major source of funds is from a large Catholic Development Fund Loan.
Michael Exton | Principal
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