Facilities

 

St Cuthbert’s College’s campus of spacious green areas, deciduous trees and lovingly cared for gardens provide a peaceful backdrop to superbly appointed buildings and excellent sports facilities.

 

Junior, Middle and Senior Schools each have their own dedicated spaces in the campus, which feature large classrooms and pleasant outdoor areas where girls can socialise with their peers.

 

The campus has wireless internet access to assist with digital learning in class, while outside the classroom students enjoy the very best facilities when it comes to co-curricular activities.

 

Sports Facilities

Centennial Centre for Wellbeing

The newest addition to the College is dedicated to the holistic health of our girls with facilities to look after both their mental and physical wellbeing. The centre will provide a place for students to seek guidance on any aspect of College life, enhance their fitness through swimming and gym programmes and participate in team sports such as water polo.

 

John Wigglesworth Sports Centre

This indoor gymnasium features courts for netball, volleyball, basketball, korfball and squash. Used for PE lessons and co-curricular team trainings the centre is an excellent weather-proof facility.

 

Ewen Tennis Courts

These two Astroturf courts are used for Junior School tennis and netball games, giving smaller students of the College the opportunity to try their hand at different sports in their own environment.

 

Harvey Alison Courts

These seven tennis and netball courts have a Rebound Ace surface and provide a large space for the College’s many tennis and netball teams to practice before and after school, as well as facilities for PE lessons.

 

Hockey Turf

Our hockey teams enjoy a purpose-built hockey turf located next to the sports field. There is plenty of room for supporters when College teams have a home game and this is also the venue for the College’s annual Anzac Hockey Festival, which hosts other secondary schools.

 

Libraries

The libraries of St Cuthbert’s College have two main goals: to foster a love of reading and to support teaching and learning by providing information and research. These goals are achieved in a friendly and inviting environment with a current and dynamic collection of books, a range of online services, and print, multimedia and electronic resources. Both libraries run book clubs and support our highly successful Kids Lit Quiz teams which have competed in international competitions in previous years.

 

Smith Gray Library 

Dedicated to the Junior School, the Smith Gray Library caters for students in Years 1 – 6 with picture books, fiction, audio books and non-fiction collections alongside an ICT suite providing iMac computers and educational software.

 

Frances Compton Library

This facility combines access to printed literature and electronic information for students in Year 7 – 13. Fiction, non-fiction and audio-visual collections complement a wide range of information accessible through electronic databases.

 

Performing Arts

The Performing Arts Centre

This award-winning building opened in October 2011 and is used for music, drama and dance. It has several performance areas, choir room, orchestral room, spring-floored dance room, storage space for all types of musical instruments and a green screen for filming and acting.

 

This facility allows girls to experience all areas of performance from front-of-stage to backstage, giving them a taste of the arts industry in a state-of-the-art complex with dedicated teaching staff.

 

Joan Holland Auditorium

The Joan Holland Auditorium has professional lighting systems, a stage and tiered seating for up to 150 people, making it the perfect venue for drama performances, guest speakers and workshops.

Girls enjoy giving music and drama performances to fellow students, staff and parents in this space with well-thought acoustics to enhance sound.

 

Old Girls’ Chapel

“A haven in the midst of our busy world, where our girls may find strength and inspiration to develop their full potential as the women of tomorrow.”

 

We are lucky to have a beautiful, peaceful oasis at the heart of the College. Completed in 1993, the Old Girls Chapel was fundraised for by the Old Girls Association, and commemorates their 75th anniversary.

 

Rich with symbols and motifs from the Celtic tradition of Christianity, it is a place where girls may find strength and inspiration to develop their full potential as the women of tomorrow. Students attend mid-week Chapel services and Family Chapel services are held on Sundays. On Monday evenings there is a Boarders’ Chapel Service, and on Thursday afternoons a staff and senior student service of Holy Communion.

 

Weddings are conducted for Old Girls, as well as baptisms and blessing ceremonies. Meetings and interviews prior to these services explore the significance of what is being undertaken.