Facilities

St Augustine's College has a strong and consistent building program. Consequently, over recent years we have seen the refurbishment of many classrooms, offices and our grounds, as well as the major building developments:

The Brimson Centre (2003)
The Lecceto Arts Centre (2005)
Senior Study Houses - Moran and Cameron House (2008) *now staffrooms
St Mary MacKillop Centre (2009)
Quadrangle and Tolentine Park (2012)
St Possidius Chalets (2012)
Uniform Shop & Hippodrome (Canteen) (2015)
Good Counsel Primary School (2016)
Clancy Wing/Senior Study Centres (2016)
Mendel Science Wing (2016)

Securing the future of St Augustine's College is an exciting challenge, one in which we to continue to research and plan carefully as we align to our Master Plans going forward.

Our beautifully designed facilities are the result of the College's ambitious and clearly structured building program, planned to ensure that the College provides the best learning facilities for our students. We are grateful for the generosity of current and past parents who have financially supported previous building appeals.

Good Counsel Primary School

Our two level Good Counsel Primary School includes open collaborative learning spaces on each level, a large terrace, breakout rooms, interactive TV screens in each class, multiple plug in points with wall and floor mounted large TV screens, an open space for drama, storytelling, Primary assemblies and singing. Classrooms have windows and multi-purpose tables designed to be written on as whiteboards. There are designated wet areas, a large outdoor landing for larger assemblies, project based learning and STEM (Science/Technology/Engineering/Mathematics) activities. The flexible learning spaces encourage collaboration, allowing teachers the opportunity to either teach explicitly or be facilitators in the learning process.

Senior Study Centres

The new Senior School Study Centres have been furnished with a mix of custom booth seating, high and low tables, ottomans and stools.

The area also has Senior studies related offices, as well as meeting rooms and small innovative classrooms.

The spaces have become inspiring hubs for the students to socialise, study in groups or direct their own learning.

Canteen (The Hippodrome)

Our canteen opened in mid-2015, and is warmly referred to as ‘The Hippodrome’ as St Augustine was known as ‘Augustine of Hippo’.  Hippo is located on North African coast.

The Greek word Hippodrome represents an ancient Grecian stadium for horse and chariot racing and a place of community meeting. The name is derived from the Greek words hippos and dromos.

The Hippodrome houses a modern canteen with a cashless SaintsCard system, providing a more streamlined process for students and staff purchasing food items. Online ordering is also available. 

We provide an undercover queuing area, self-help microwave ovens, along with menu items shown on large TV screens.  Healthy hot and cold food items are displayed in easy to view cabinets. The hot chocolate espresso machine is also popular. The facility also includes a modern large kitchen with sophisticated cooking and refrigeration hardware as is supplies food for College events, staff,  parent and business meetings, as well student fundraising barbeques and other events

Uniform Shop

The Uniform Shop was opened at the same time as the canteen in mid-2015. The shop, designed by the Uniform Shop Co-ordinator and volunteer staff, in consultation with the architect, resulted in bigger retail space, better visibility for visiting parents and enjoys natural light. Each of the spacious change rooms house a bench seat. Our cashless SaintsCard system makes it easier for students and to purchase items on their a pre-paid card and parents to order some items online.

The shop is located adjacent to the new 100 space under-cover ground floor car park, including specific parking for visitors. A drop-and-go zone is also available for parents to safely drop off and collect their sons at the beginning and end of each day.

UNIFORM SHOP HOURS:

Monday - 8:00am to 12:00pm (Term 1 only)

Wednesday - 8:00am to 12:15pm and 1:00pm to 4:00pm

Friday - 8:00am to 12:00pm

Science Rooms

The Science laboratories and classrooms are situated in the two level Mendel Wing. Their design is open plan, creating an atmosphere to inspire a love of science.  The laboratories are designed to connect to classrooms through the option of large bi-fold doors between the two areas. This configuration allows teachers to move students between practical and theory lessons with comparative ease.

The laboratories are of the highest quality and safety standards, and include emergency stops for both gas and electricity, aerated water eye wash stations and safety showers.

The podium level of the building houses three classrooms, which open into three laboratories. It also has a seminar room, opening into one of the laboratories. The upper level has a similar configuration with three classrooms and two seminar rooms, one of which opens into the laboratories. All three laboratories are connected by large sliding glass doors which can be opened to provide a larger laboratory space. If there is a requirement for a practical test involving a whole Year Group, the sliding doors can be opened, allowing for all students to be accommodated in the one central area.

The rooms contain innovative table designs, creating exciting opportunities for teacher/student discussion and interaction, due their unique shape. They are particularly beneficial for student learning groups and offer enormous potential for initiating discussion, developing ideas and investigations. The open plan area allows teachers and students to easily rearrange furniture, minimising disruption and accommodates different task situations. Built-in whiteboard tabletops add an extra dimension for group work.

The use of the classrooms for theory lessons allows the availability of the laboratory space for easy setup of equipment and clearance of equipment between practical sessions.

Brimson Centre

The Brimson Centre houses an extensive sophisticated library, known as the Augustine Resource Centre (ARC), equipped with the latest IT facilities including Mac computers, plasma screens for the boys to show their works, video conference and editing rooms as well as meeting rooms.  The two storey building is also the home for a multi purpose hall for assemblies, sports and school events as well as Monica Chapel. 

The Brimson Centre is named after Fr David Brimson OSA, who was the first Rector of the College when the College opened in 1956. 

Lecceto Arts Centre

The Lecceto Arts Centre is a three-tiered building consisting of naturally lit art studios, a performance theatre, Design and Technology rooms including plastics, woodwork and metalwork rooms, Drama and Music rooms and offices. There are also two purpose built computer laboratories for Music and Design and Technology. 'Lecceto' is named after a beautiful Augustinian monastery in Tuscany that has magnificent art, impressive architecture and music. The monastery dates back to the decades before the formation of the Augustinian Order in the thirteenth century.

Augustinian Resource Centre (ARC)

The Augustine Resource Centre (ARC) is designed to provide students and staff with up-to-date, high-tech facilities, as well as traditional library services. A teacher librarian, library support staff and past student tutors, work with students to build skills in information literacy that are fundamental to functioning successfully in today's information and knowledge-based society.

The ARC is open until 6.00pm Monday to Thursday. Faculty specific assistance is available during this time. The ARC is available before school from 8.00am and at recess and lunch-time for student use. 

Facilities include: seating for 200 students; two IT areas, one with networked PCs connected to a large LED screen for student presentations and the other with networked Apple iMac computers also connected to an interactive touch screen; two seminar rooms with interactive touch screens and a large reading area with comfortable seating. All students have access to a large eBook and audiobook collection.

St Mary Mackillop

The St Mary MacKillop Centre and was officially opened and blessed by the Most Rev. Bishop David Walker DD MTH in 2009 and is a two-story multipurpose building featuring a gymnasium, classrooms and staff offices. 

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