St Clare’s College has a range of facilities that cater for the needs of our students in a 21st Century context. We are continually looking to improve the site as a whole so that staff and students are provided with learning spaces that enable them to maximise their time in and out of the classroom.
Technology is an integral part of each student’s learning at the College. Sydney Catholic Schools has invested heavily on infrastructure to support 1:1 learning with state of the art wireless systems being installed across all their schools. They have also increased bandwidth capability to ensure staff and students are able to maximise learning opportunities in the classroom without disruption.
The College also continues to invest heavily in supporting the use of technology. We are currently in the process of upgrading all data projectors across the College to ensure staff have the most up to date equipment at their disposal. At present we have a number of the latest Epson Interactive projectors deployed across the College. We are hoping to increase that number significantly in 2017.
During 2016 the College embarked on a journey that saw a number of classrooms upgraded. The purchase of writable tables, flexible furniture options and bright wall colours saw the College begin to transform into a 21st Century learning environment. The purchase of new iMacs for the Art classes was a major development and reinforced the College’s commitment to promoting the Creative Arts.
There are a number of projects underway for 2017. The most exciting is the upgrade of the existing Library space. Our vision is to create a ‘Centre of Innovation’ where students can immerse themselves in 21st Century technologies. From exploring virtual reality applications like Google Cardboard to using the latest CAD software and 3D printing and having personal and group visual recording spaces, our dreams are big. We hope to be able to share more of these plans once we meet with our design team in Term One.