LEARNING FACILITIES

Our mission is to challenge our learners through a focus on excellence.

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Contemporary Learning Spaces

St Peter’s learning spaces are new or modernised, and air-conditioned, to enable optimal learning. Our contemporary open areas are learner-centred where learners are engaged, self-regulated, collaborative, aspirational and responsible for their learning.   

With a focus on skills-based learning, health and wellbeing and modern pedagogies, there is a need for the College to create more flexible, yet purposed spaces and areas for showcasing student work, performance, sport and wellbeing, science and technology and trade training in addition to larger contemporary general learning areas. As the Learning Framework drives learning to be a collaborative student-centred approach, the learning spaces must support this change and model for students the type of environments that more closely reflect their future workplaces.

Contemporary Learning Spaces For Skills-Based Learning

Our Facilities

Chapel

Our new College Chapel serves as the geographical and spiritual centre of the school. Open to staff and students alike for prayer and quiet reflection during school hours and is used for class Masses, staff Masses and staff prayer.

College Hall

The multipurpose College Hall is a large and versatile performance space which meets the needs of a wide variety of school functions. This facility is fundamental in achieving excellence in Creative Arts and Performance and Entertainment. With a large stage area, an ability to seat an audience of 1,000 and with excellent acoustic characteristics, this space is ideal for live recordings and music or choral performances, College Assemblies and Evenings and Musicals. Our College Hall facilities and equipment are industry standard providing VET Entertainment students opportunity for technical production of audio, lighting, staging and vision.

Creative Arts

The dedicated Music facilities at St Peter’s offer large performance spaces, Digital Media Laboratory, fully equipped Percussion room, Guitar room, tutoring facilities and a Performance stage. The stage is equipped with a full complement of band instruments including electronic drums, multi-channel desk, radio microphones, and stage lighting. We also have an extensive range of piano and keyboards available to students. For larger performances students are able to utilise the state of the art facilities of either our main Hall or Theatre spaces.

St Peter’s offer students a fully equipped Dance Studio together with floor to ceiling mirrors, change rooms, air conditioning and a costume room. This dedicated Dance Studio provides students with dance space for class work, as well as a performance space for assessment tasks and concerts. For larger performances students are able to utilise the state of the art facilities of either our main Hall or Theatre spaces.

The St Peter’s House of Drama is a purpose built performance space used specifically and exclusively for Drama. Our fully carpeted and air conditioned space includes a permanent stage, spot lighting, stage lighting, sound system, an outdoor practice space with attached prop room and can comfortably accommodate an audience capacity of 100. The House of Drama is used throughout the year for Drama Nights held for each class to showcase to parents both class work and extra curricular performances. For larger performances students are able to utilise the state of the art facilities of either our main Hall or Theatre spaces.

The physical environment of the Art building helps to inspire students to learn about and enjoy art. There is a strong visual presence with both past and present student artworks on permanent display in the Art classrooms, hallway gallery and also prominently exhibited around the school. Facilities include purpose built art classrooms, darkroom, photography laboratory, dedicated ceramics room with electric wheels and two kilns.

Library & Learning Centre

The mission of the Library and Learning Centre is to promote and encourage effective use of information, ethical and creative use of technology, develop a love of reading and independent lifelong learning.

Our Library provides curriculum-based resources, literature and recreational materials in a variety of formats that support the diverse needs of the College community. To access our St Peter’s eLibrary anywhere, anytime, on multiple devices click here.

On-site parking

St Peter’s is one of the few schools on the Central Coast to offer on-site parking for both visitors and students. We acknowledge the car park facilities add to the convenience and safety of St Peter’s teachers and students. For further information on school traffic and parking around our local community, please click here.

Ovals & sports fields

Due to our extensive 16 hectare campus we are able to offer superior sporting facilities. 

St Peter’s has multiple ovals, basketball courts, cricket nets & sports fields and indoor areas supporting our School of Excellence in Fitness and Sports. Our educators promote increased participation in sports and physical activity to enhance cognitive function, improved academic performance and positive wellbeing.

 

Technologies

Our specialised Technologies equipment and facilities provide the opportunity for our learners to undertake mandatory Stage 4 courses, or Stage 5 and 6 electives and to develop practical, collaborative and problem-solving skills.

  • A full-sized commercial and domestic kitchens
  • Metal and Engineering workshops (2)
  • Design and Technology workshops (2)
  • Wood Technology workshops (2)
  • Building and Construction equipment and facilities
  • Textiles workshop
  • 3D Printing rooms
  • Photography and Digital Media workshops
  • Drawing workshops with CAD facilities.

Theatre

The contemporary Theatre boasts retractable tiered seating for 270 people to create a University style learning and teaching space. The hi-tech, multi-purpose Theatre and is suitable for a range of functions including supporting our Creative and Performing Arts programs, well-being programs, guest speakers, presentations, sport and yoga space, and professional learning.

Trade Training Centre

St Peter’s industry standard Trade Training Centre offers extensive facilities to support Vocational Education and Training for student pathways to be work-ready.Our fully equipped Trade Training Centre has two state of the art Hospitality commercial kitchens and contemporary cafe with seating for 120, a construction indoor and outdoor space and fully equipped metal and engineering space. Trade Training Centre prepares our life-long learners with the skills and knowledge to meet the ever-increasing challenges of the world of work, locally and as global citizens.