Innovative precinct kicks off new era of learning for St Rita’s Innovative precinct kicks off new era of learning for St Rita’s

St Rita’s College is set to diverge from traditional classrooms and start the school year with an edge.

Students in 2020 will be the first to be educated in a state-of-the-art learning precinct, the College’s largest ever build.

The Trinity Centre will be home to the Music, Drama, Film, Television and New Media faculties, also housing classes for Religious Education, English, Social Science, Mathematics and Languages. 

The precinct will not only bolster the academic, arts and communal experience for the girls of St Rita’s, but provide a space for performances, examinations, speaker programs, functions and events. 

Principal Mrs Dale Morrow said the five-level building would give greater efficiency to the College’s well-rounded and high-achieving educational experience. 

“The Trinity Centre will be an important landmark in today’s modern and global educational landscape, bringing together and further enhancing many existing programs under one roof,” Mrs Morrow said. 

“The classroom furniture, adaptable technology and all spaces in the precinct aim to provide a flexible, contemporary learning environment affording peer-to-peer collaboration and seamless technology.”

“The design also highlights the College’s proud heritage, employing the words NANO and RITA architecturally.”

St Rita’s College received a boost toward the fit out of the Centre after spearheading a ‘Giving Day’ campaign late last year. 

Lead Donors, along with some 400 members of the College community, joined with the Alumnae and Parents and Friends Association to raise over $400,000 for furniture, pianos, chairs, desks, whiteboards, bag racks and more.

College Business Manager, Mr Ed Gleeson with Principal, Mrs Dale Morrow, in the brand new Trinity Centre Auditorium

The unveiling follows an outstanding year of academic results for St Rita’s, with 38% of last year’s graduates achieving an OP 1 – 5 and 83% within the OP 1 – 10 band. 

These scores place the College within the top five Brisbane girls Secondary schools. 

The Official Opening and Blessing of the Trinity Centre will be held in March, but will be enjoyed by students from next week.

More information on the Trinity Centre