July 2018 Update
October 2017 announcement
New Project in Store for 2018
We are pleased to confirm the commencement of a major project at Baradene College involving the installation of new music classrooms and suites, an artificial hockey turf, and an underground carpark.
Music classrooms and suites
A new music facility is to be constructed on the eastern side of the complex, comprising four full-size music
classrooms, along with seven music suites and storage space for instruments and materials. These will be designed to music classroom standards with a high level of soundproofing. The entrance area and some of the classrooms will be able to be extended to provide a performance space for students and the community.
Music has received strong support from the College during recent years, with consequently high participation and success by students in music. The construction of a purpose-built music facility will also free up other classroom spaces in demand from other faculty subjects.
Hockey field project
A full international specification hockey turf will be installed over the carpark. Hockey is a popular sport among the students, and this new turf will enable hockey teams to use Baradene as a home venue during winter competitions, as well as provide the many hockey teams with excellent practice areas during the week, thus releasing other outdoor areas for use by other sports.
The one-level carpark will provide secure covered parking for approximately 150 cars, with a planned entrance off
Sonia Avenue and an exit through Gate 3 onto Victoria Avenue. This will remove cars currently spread around the
grounds of the College and provide more space for students.
This is a major, multi-million dollar investment for the College. The key infrastructure being developed will support staff at the College in their critical roles while also freeing up space in other areas of the College. The music facilities and new hockey turf will provide opportunitiesfor the wider development of students in performing arts, and further sporting opportunities within the College. The project is led by BCL as Proprietor, with fundingfrom the parent community through the contributions they make to BCL. We would not be able to construct such an important facility without that support.
We thank the community for their support for this project. This represents a major upgrade to facilities at Baradene, and we believe provides exciting opportunities for the future growth and ongoing success of Baradene asa Catholic school of the Society of the Sacred Heart.