John Paul College continues to build for the future, by adding and updating the College facilities. The College Masterplan ensures that as a community, JPC continues to deliver the highest quality learning conditions to current students, and those students who will join in the years to come.
The Stage 1 Building Works of John Paul College’s ten year Masterplan commenced in 2021, with completion due in mid-2022. Designed by leading Melbourne Architects, ClarkeHopkinsClarke, the expansion includes the development of a new double storey Learning Building and a new Food Technology Building.
The addition of these two buildings there will be additions to existing infrastructure that supports 21st century learning at the College. The new developments will cater for the current and future strong growth in enrolments and provide spacious and engaging learning environments for students from Year 7 to 12.
Double Storey Learning Building
The new, purpose-built Learning Building will incorporate 11 contemporary classrooms, multiple outdoor learning areas, several creative activities areas and collaborative spaces. The provision of a large presentation space, student breakout areas, independent study nooks, meeting rooms, staff offices, multiple bathrooms including accessible bathrooms and a lift to ensure accessibility for all will add significantly to the existing infrastructure of the College.
Food Technology Building
The construction of the new Food Technology Building involves alterations and additions to the existing Food Technology space, transforming John Paul College’s current single theory space and kitchen into three separate theory classrooms, two large kitchens, a new food preparation and storage rooms, an alfresco and outdoor learning space and a productive garden.
ClarkeHopkinsClarke are leaders in the design of educational spaces in Melbourne, creating innovative, adaptable environments informed by extensive research and shaped by each school’s unique vision.
Having designed and delivered over 1000 individual school projects to date and winning 23 educational design awards in the last ten years, ClarkeHopkinsClarke are experts in creating spaces, that enhance learning, support relationships and build community connections.
The College has been working in collaboration with ClarkeHopkinsClarke over the course of the past 18 months on these two important projects.
“All staff, students and families are eagerly awaiting the start of these works, which will provide students now and into the future with more collaborative and specialised learning spaces within a modern learning environment. It is an exciting time to be a part of the next stage of growth at John Paul College”. John Visentin, College Principal