Our map of the College grounds is available as a PDF file, with labelled buildings and gates.
Click to download the 2016 A4 Map of the College grounds
Current Development - Primary and Administration Building
The construction of the new building is well underway and remains on schedule and on budget. Thanks to a parent (Andrew Harrisson) we have been able to install a camera onsite. You can jump online at any time to view the progress, compare between different times, and view auto-generated time-lapse movies from this URL: http://dcc.photosentinel.com.au
General Manager - Business & Resources
Phone: (03) 9844 2471 Ext: 331
Most recent development:
Year 9 Precinct
The Capital Fundraising Project for 2013 was the enhancement of the Year 9 Precinct.
This development included the construction of two new classrooms as well as the installation of a PVC roof over the Basketball Court in front of the Year 9 Centre. The additional classrooms were required due to the growth in student numbers at the College and the covering of the Basketball Court has enabled an additional all-weather space for P.E. and Sport classes from all levels of the College.
Food Technology facility (2013)
This dynamic learning space currently serves 220 students from Year 3 to 12 each week and is constantly in high demand. It is also situated in one of our longer-standing buildings and was in need of upgrading.
We had a vision to create a state-of-the-art Food Technology room that consists of 12 work stations; a demonstration / teaching bench (similar to what you see on Master Chef) new appliances, storage for supplies and a dining room. Our fabulous new teaching and learning space is now open, and in higher use than ever! A few photos are shown here, but feel free to walk past and peek in through the windows when a class is in full swing!
|Kitchen - easy-to-clean student benches with stovetops, oven, sink, equipment||Food Tech Classroom / Dining room with storage|
Multipurpose Learning Facility
Designed by award-winning architects and completed at the end of 2011, through the generosity of both the College and the Federal Government (Building the Education Revolution initiative), the Multipurpose Learning Centre is a modern two-storey facility.
The upper level contains five general-learning classrooms for Year 3 / 4 classes, a community hub, and two small group target teaching rooms. The generously sized classrooms allow for flexible delivery of small group as well as whole class activities
The lower level consists of the Primary Library, a Primary Science Laboratory and a Seminar Room. The dedicated Primary Science Laboratory is designed to allow students to learn the pure sciences of Physics, Chemistry and Biology as students apply a scientific enquiry approach to their learning.
The modern styled Primary Library consists of two key spaces. One houses the school’s literary collection and the other allows for small groups of students to conduct research and study. This facility is open daily for scheduled classes as well as access during lunchtimes. The seminar room is also located on the lower floor, and is used for target teaching classes and parent meetings. With internally accessible toilets (on the upper level for student safety), close proximity to the primary oval and play equipment, this contemporary building has become the new heart of the Primary School.
Health Care Centre
Completed in April 2012, the College has established a new Health Care Centre. This space serves all students and staff within the community. Adjoining this building will be four dedicated classrooms that will facilitate Socrates Club (the College’s Program for able students), small group targeted teaching and the Counsellors’ suites. The College has three part-time Counsellors that provide support to students and their families, as well as organising information night on a range of topics to assist parents in the raising of their children.
Year 9 Centre
After three years in planning and construction, this award-winning facility was opened in 2009 to house our Year 9 Program. This distinct building is environmentally sustainable, nestled into the side of a hill and overlooking the College dam. The facility contains four general-purpose classrooms, a community hub, a Science / Technology classroom and a boutique Food Technology room.
The building was designed to support our unique Year 9 integrated curriculum (Coresplore) where students learn about the interconnectedness of God’s World through the study of English, History, Geography and Civics.
Situated in this building is a mud room where students can change their clothing after completing Earthprobe classes. Earthprobe is a Year 9 specific program held twice a week where students have the opportunity to experience many hands-on practical experiences such as growing vegetables and herbs, caring for the College’s alpacas and chickens, making jewellery, managing the College’s recycling program as well as various landscaping activities.