New leaf for Nagle Centre with reintroduction of Year 5 New leaf for Nagle Centre with reintroduction of Year 5

The College’s Nagle Centre will soon be home to fresh and enthusiastic new faces when Year 5 is reintroduced at St Rita’s next year. 

The College has applied to the Non-State Schools Accreditation Board (NSSAB) for the reintroduction of Year 5 at St Rita’s. If successful, the Nagle Centre will be transformed into an innovative Junior Years precinct.

The reintroduction of Year 5 in 2022 (and subsequently Year 6 in 2023) is a long-awaited enhancement to the College community and one that Principal, Mrs Dale Morrow, believes will provide girls with increased opportunities in academic and cocurricular education.

“Students of Years 5 and 6 will flourish under the College's mission to provide a holistic, safe and first-class learning environment in this new chapter of our education journey,” Mrs Morrow said.

“The Nagle Centre offers a precinct removed from the general busyness of the Secondary learning areas and provides the perfect atmosphere for our Year 5 students to experience a sense of comfort and safety in their own surrounds.”

With easy access to the College’s modern Library, sporting facilities, a modern Assembly/function area and outdoor social spaces, Mrs Morrow said the Centre would significantly enhance the Junior Years program.

“Dynamic and connected learning spaces and technology in these classrooms will allow young students to be collaborative in their learning and be stimulated and challenged,” Mrs Morrow said.

In addition to the Nagle Centre, Junior Years students will be given the opportunity to thrive in specialist learning and cocurricular areas including the College’s Science/STEAM laboratories, Language laboratories and the world-class Arts facilities within the College’s innovative Trinity Centre.

Years 5 and 6 will also have full access to the College's onsite sports facilities for Netball and Tennis, and the 25m heated pool for Water Polo and Swimming.

The outcome of the College’s application to NSSAB will be known in the coming months.

To learn more about Year 5 enrolments, click here