Masterplan Updates


St Oliver Plunkett Catholic Primary School is embarking on an ambitious Master Plan, re-imagining our campus to include flexible and innovative teaching and learning spaces.
 
Excellence in schools does not just happen and independent research confirms that significant educational benefits can be achieved in purpose-built spaces that suit contemporary thinkers. Having more of these classrooms ensures our school maintains our future-focus and that we continue to deliver an excellent and affordable Catholic education.
 
In addition to the four stages listed below, we are excited to announce that the school and parish have come to an agreement regarding the transfer-of-use of the parish presbytery and Centacare house building. Whilst plans are in development, this promises to provide a wonderful, new ‘green’ space for our children to spread their wings.
 
STAGE ONE: July 2018 – January 2019
We are pleased to share with you that we are in the final planning phase of Stage One; a new Early Years precinct and undercroft area. Construction will commence in Term 3.
 
The planning of this precinct has been underway for several years and we are now thrilled that the project is coming to fruition. Classrooms have been designed with innovative teaching and learning approaches in mind. This has been completed in consultation with our School Board, our teachers, our architects and experts from Brisbane Catholic Education. We have visited several school sites to see for ourselves the exciting opportunities within these exciting, collaborative spaces. Our new designs will include smaller hubs with break out spaces for group activities and furniture that can be reorganised into different shapes, with walls which open up to others.
 
Teachers are excited, the kids are excited and we cannot wait for the new contemporary early years classrooms to be completed for the start of the 2019 school year!​


STAGE TWO: 
Stage Two includes the demolition of our current admin block and the construction of a three-story purpose-built Admin/Staff/Classroom building.
 
While second and third floors will be dedicated to office and staff professional space, the ground floor (which will sit in alignment with the current space outside Prep C and D) is the most exciting space for our students with a purpose-built learning space dedicated to learning opportunities for STEM, robotics and even a green room for multimedia filming and production.
This space will ensure that St Ollie’s remains at the very forefront of learning activities for our students – now and into the future. It is hoped that this project will be completed in 2019, ready for us to move in for the 2020 school year.
 
STAGE THREE: 
Stage Three will be the infill of the undercroft area as part of the Early Years precinct and the construction of additional toilets for the early years students. The undercroft will be transformed into four contemporary, dedicated Prep rooms, which will allow our Preppies to be co-located for the first time.
 
This will then allow multiple opportunities for our Early Years classes to work even more closely together for the benefit of our children. It is planned that this project will be constructed in 2020, ready for our 2021 cohort of Preppies.
 
STAGE FOUR:
The final stage of the masterplan, will be the construction of dedicated specialist classrooms (i.e. dedicated Music and Art rooms) and a new, expanded tuckshop area.
 
The final part to it all is the re-zoning and re-marking of the Beauvardia and Camelia St drop off and pick up zones to ensure the safe and timely drop off and collection of children at the start and end of the day. ​