On Friday 5 March, the breaking of ground and smoking ceremony for The Good Shepherd Centre was held. The new exhibition and community centre is a welcome response to College expansion needs as well as the creation of a contemporary learning space for wider community, parish and primary school use. The new design will shift administration from the centre of campus to the perimeter to create a more child safe and secure campus.
“Inspired by the story of the good shepherd, the building will be a place of welcome, personalised learning and community gathering that proudly reflects the richness of our Aboriginal heritage and Catholic tradition,” said Principal, Mark Antulov.
Architectural design, artworks, furnishing and landscaping will pay homage to aboriginal heritage through the Catholic inspiration of the story of the Good Shepherd, with College students and staff contributing to the design and stunning glasswork, sculptures and artwork that will bring these stories to life throughout the building and its surrounds.
Along with College and community stakeholders, Elder and friend of the College, Mrs Robyn Collard performed a smoking ceremony and welcome to country. We also welcomed past principals, Rob Daniel and John Aldous.