St Rita’s College will embark on the development of a new learning precinct in 2018, which will underpin our unfaltering belief in the transforming power of education and stimulate our learning environment.

The new precinct will replace the Trinity Hall building and one wing if the Kennedy building with arts and general learning facilities that meet today’s education standards and enrich our students’ educational experience and opportunities.

Architecture and Design

St Rita’s College has partnered with m3architecture to bring this project to reality.  The result will be a building featuring elegant finishes that tastefully blends traditional elements of the College’s founding into a contemporary learning, performing and social hub.

Providing a synergy between arts subject areas with an emphasis on Music, the new learning precinct will strengthen the education we provide for the study of performance, multimedia and other disciplines of the creative arts. The building’s functional design will also replace the cumbersome classrooms of the Kennedy building with modern, flexible classrooms that can take advantage of new opportunities for teaching and learning excellence across multiple subject areas.

Construction and Facilities

The project includes:
  • Multi-functional Auditorium
  • Provision of quality, digitally connected classrooms
  • Additional music and drama practice and performance spaces
  • Collaborative work areas
  • A new College Pantry with integrated social spaces
  • Spacious communal areas
  • Refurbishment of the student forecourts with airy places for recreation and sheltered space for quiet study
  • More than 20 new staff car parking bays on campus

This replacement of facilities is the first major construction project the College has undertaken since 2011 and represents a significant advancement to the learning, cultural and social opportunities we provide for the students of St Rita’s.  The new facilities will allow the College to continue to implement effectively a modern, relevant and enjoyable education experience with outcomes that benefit both student and teacher.

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A Development Application has been submitted requesting Brisbane City Council’s approval for the precinct; a Council decision is expected early 2018.

The staged construction will commence in mid-2018, with building works scheduled for school holiday periods.

Preliminary site and maintenance works are scheduled to take place in December 2017. These works are primarily at the front of the school campus and will include the movement of some equipment onto the grounds via Enderley Road.

St Rita’s College values the relationships we share with our College community and nearby neighbours.  We particularly have an obligation to consider the impacts of this construction upon our neighbours.

If you would like to know more, please contact the College Manager of Community Development, Mrs Anna Roberts on 3862 1615 or at aroberts@stritas.qld.edu.au