The second stage of the Ambiwerra Sports Precinct Redevelopment is a critical piece of work which involves transforming the existing land owned by St Aidan’s from sporting fields and a dam into a new state-of-the-art Sports Performance Centre. Due for completion in late 2023, it will provide us with a 96 metre-long indoor court to use for a range of sports, along with an additional flexible learning space.
This is a significant milestone in the life of St Aidan’s as we have begun to unlock the immense potential of the Ambiwerra site. The opportunity to develop comprehensive educational, sporting and community facilities on this site allows us to increase our offerings in sport, health, wellbeing and environmental studies as well as increasing our community partnerships.
The recent demolition of Le Fanu undercroft, including the tuckshop, old uniform shop, old text hire and art classroom, has paved the way for the expansion and improvement of student facilities. This ground level area has been reimagined and will soon feature our relocated O2 Café as well as a large self-serve cafeteria with seating for over 100 people. Aidan’s Place will provide an additional bright and welcoming entrance to the Senior School and will complement the recent refurbishments of the Le Fanu classrooms on Levels 1 and 2 which were completed over the 2022 summer holidays. We are working towards an end-of-year opening of Aidan's Place.
Our Junior School will soon be home to two new classrooms to help us continue to grow our leaders of tomorrow and deliver a future-focused girls’ education. Sitting adjacent to Charma Place, the site for our Pavilion has been prepared and is ready for construction. These new classrooms will maximise the green space and natural light surrounding it.