St Paul's News

Official opening of the John McIntyre Centre

Date: April 1, 2016

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In late 2014, St Paul’s Anglican Grammar School announced the plans for the construction of a new Secondary School building at the Warragul Campus.

The official opening of the John McIntyre Centre took place Wednesday 23 March, 2016 with guests in attendance that included Mr Russell Broadbent, The Right Reverend Bishop Kay Goldsworthy, Councillor Joe Gauci Mayor of Baw Baw Shire, Councillor Peter Kostos Deputy Mayor of Baw Baw Shire as well as Mrs Jan McIntyre and family.

The School Board decided to name this new building after Bishop John McIntyre who was a great man and visionary leader.  In his role as Bishop of Gippsland, John showed a Christian leadership which was never merely confined to the affairs of the Church but was inclusive, outward looking and embracing all.  As Bishop, he was very supportive of St Paul’s Anglican Grammar School and always had an interest in our school community.

The project involved the demolition of one of the original older ‘portable’ classroom blocks and the construction of a ‘state of the art’ two storey building that will encourage and support innovative teaching and learning practices.

The new facilities include eight general learning areas, a large multi-purpose space, breakout learning spaces and staff resource areas that is designed with environmental sustainability in mind.

Supporting the evolving world of education, this exciting project aims to provide an inclusive and stimulating environment that inspires learners to engage and explore their learning pathway.  Flexible and adaptable clustered learning areas are designed to create interconnected spaces opening onto a breakout learning space that engages directly to outdoor landscaped courtyards.  The integrated senior student experience will encourage and support innovative teaching and learning practices at the School.