A Connected Centre
The seven-storey Innovation Centre incorporates a range of dynamic, versatile learning spaces and studios, designed to enhance cross-curricular learning, further foster creative and critical thinking, and inspire an entrepreneurial mindset.
The flexible design of the open collaboration spaces will engage K-12 students across all learning domains. It will also provide important connections, expanding the use of the Marian Centre, Centenary Hall and the Gymnasium.
The design was the subject of extensive consultation with local residents, parents and staff in 2017, and amendments were made to the original design in light of feedback received. Significant effort has been undertaken to retain the natural beauty of the area and views for Loreto Kirribilli’s neighbours and the broader community. As such, the Innovation Centre includes four levels of basement within the seven-storey building which will be lower in height than the adjacent street-facing building known as the Marian Centre.
The building will include beautifully landscaped surrounds with accessible walkways connecting the Innovation Centre with the School’s Front Drive, Junior School, Marian Centre and Centenary Hall.
The rapid pace of change and the emergence of new technologies have transformed the way students learn, making today such an exciting time for education. These changes create tremendous opportunities for students. The Innovation Centre will provide the space, flexibility and freedom for learning that will inspire and enable students to shape their world, regardless of their interests and the path they chose."Anna Dickinson - Principal
An extended and improved Gymnasium will provide more space and facilities for sports and fitness.
Purpose-built workshops and digitally-advanced spaces will accommodate hands-on innovation and exhibitions.
Adaptable, open-plan environments will support collaborative, integrated learning.
As we commence this exciting and important chapter of our development, I am reminded of the words of Mother Gonzaga Barry; “Leave after you something on which others may build.” It is our opportunity and responsibility, as it was for others who have gone before us, to transform our facilities in response to the changing needs of our young women.Sheila McGregor - School Chair
A dedicated project team is available to answer questions about the Innovation Centre project via: