Building for our Future - 10 Year Masterplan

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.     
Designed by leading Melbourne Architects, ClarkeHopkinsClarke, the Stage 1 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. 

 “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.

Double Storey Learning Building - Chaminade Centre

The new Chaminade Centre incorporates 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.

The building was designed to reflect tertiary learning environments, preparing senior students for further education, set to inspire students to take an active role in their own learning, promoting critical thinking, problem-solving, and creativity.  The indoor and outdoor spaces were designed to promote connection during class and provide a social hub during break times. The breakout spaces allow students to work in smaller groups, giving them opportunities to find their voice and build confidence and leadership skills. 

Food Technology Building

 In Term 3, the College’s eagerly awaited Food Technology Building opened for culinary exploration. The feedback from both staff and students has been exceedingly positive, as they have relished the opportunity to utilise this contemporary and innovative environment. 

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.

"It's been a long, but completely worthwhile wait for the new Food Technology Building. The Food team is overjoyed with the new space and all the new equipment we have to use to enhance students Food Technology experience here at JPC. Personally my favourite new feature is the cameras showing the teachers bench as student can now stay in their bench space and cook along with me and fine tune any techniques in the cooking process. The College is incredibly lucky to have this amazing new space and we can not wait to see what learning experiences we can provide the students over the years."
  - Claudia Busatta, Food Technology Teacher 


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