Continuing to build for the future

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John Paul College, Frankston7 September 2021

As part of the 10-year master plan at John Paul College, Frankston, building works have commenced on site, with completion due in mid-2022.

Designed by leading Melbourne architects, ClarkeHopkinsClarke, the school’s expansion includes the development of a new double-storey Learning Building and a new Food Technology Building.

‘The addition of these two buildings will add to the existing infrastructure that supports 21st century learning at the college’, said Principal John Visentin. ‘The new developments will cater for the current and future strong growth in enrolments, and provide spacious and engaging learning environments for students from Year 7 to 12. We continue to build for the future here at John Paul College, as we add to and update the college facilities. Our master plan ensures that as a college we continue to deliver the highest quality learning conditions to our current students, and those students who will join us in the years to come.’

The new, purpose-built Learning Building will incorporate 11 contemporary classrooms, multiple outdoor learning areas, several creative activities areas and collaborative spaces. The provision of a large presentation space, student breakout areas, independent study nooks, meeting rooms, staff offices, multiple bathrooms including accessible bathrooms and a lift to ensure convenience for all will add significantly to the existing infrastructure of the college.

The construction of the new Food Technology Building involves alterations and additions to the existing Food Technology space, transforming the current single theory space and kitchen into three separate theory classrooms, two large kitchens, new food preparation and storage rooms, an alfresco and outdoor learning space, and a productive garden.