WelCom June/July 2022
In October last year, St Patrick’s College Wellington embarked on a 10-year ‘Modernisation and Resilience Masterplan’ to ensure its campus buildings will be ‘future fit’ educationally and structurally.
Since the college was built in 1978 minimal upgrades have taken place. The masterplan provides the college with a blueprint for a staged development that can be progressed ‘logically and affordably’.
The St Patrick’s College Wellington Foundation launched its Cornerstone Legacy Campaign at a function last month. The evening celebrated the fundraising journey the college is about to undertake that will ensure the success of its 10-year modernisation and resilience masterplan.
Chair of the Foundation Tom Mahony and around 80 guests enjoyed an evening of reconnecting and being updated on the current and future look of what will be a ‘magnificent campus’.
The Society of Mary, and a number of generous Patricians and families were acknowledged, as the campaign started in good stead.
Along with Mahony, the audience heard from current college Board of Proprietors Chair Shane Dinnan and Rector Mike Savali. All presenters spoke of their influence as former Patricians and ‘looked forward to the future of this much required community-driven project’.
The vision is to achieve ‘innovative learning environments and improved structural resilience to meet and exceed today’s expected standards for schools.’
The immediate stages, which commenced last October, include:
- Stage 1: Performing Arts Centre, October 2021–August 2022
- Stage 2: Palisade Wall, February 2022–October 2022
- Stage 3: Chanel Block, July 2022–July 2023.
WelCom will feature more about the masterplan and campaign later this year.