Vibrant new learning spaces

Our school’s newest learners, our Year 7 students, are enjoying learning in vibrant spaces after significant works were undertaken in the Duncan Centre throughout December and January.

Traditional square student desks have been replaced with trapezium-shaped desks, designed to be configured with collaboration in mind. The coastal inspired colour choices seek to energise and inspire students to engage actively in the learning environment.  Whiteboard surfaces on desktops provide opportunities for students to graphically represent and organise their thinking with their peers. A collaboration space in the Duncan Centre foyer provides the opportunity for small-group targeted instruction or for student-led groupwork. The gumleaf motif on interior window frosting, links our learning spaces to the natural environment beyond. These choices reflect the College’s vision for learning and a commitment to developing in our young people the skills that they will need for their lives beyond the College.

While many members of our Whitefriars College community enjoyed relaxation and time spent with family and friends over the summer break, the College was a hive of activity as this project was executed. I extend my thanks to Kerrie Kregting, Business Manager, Rebecca Archer, PA to the Deputy Principals and Nigel Moyle, Property Manager, for their work in overseeing this project.

We also express our gratitude to the Parents Association for the donation of funds which allowed for the purchase of furniture for the Duncan Centre Foyer Collaboration Space.


Catherine Spurritt

Deputy Principal – Learning & Teaching