St Margaret’s Enhancing Excellence Campaign is a five year campaign running from 2016 to 2020. It will include a capital campaign for a future Sports Precinct and our annual giving campaigns devoted to classroom and campus refurbishment and upgrade.
In 2016, with the launch of the Enhancing Excellence Campaign, we asked our community to “Imagine” what we could do if we all worked together to provide the girls with the following learning and recreational spaces.
Thanks to the collective generosity of our community and contributions from the P&F Association to the ‘Enhancing Excellence’ appeal, we have been able to deliver a number of exciting developments. These include Ms Café, Toorak Gardens and the collaborative 120 seat lecture theatre called The Loft.
We still need significant community support to commence the remaining two projects in the Enhancing Excellence Campaign. Your donation will help us deliver the primary school ‘tinker’ space, The Atelier, and the future Sports Precinct.
All of these projects are vital components of enhancing the learning experiences of our students at St Margaret’s and will help the school in fulfilling its mission to prepare confident and capable women able to contribute to a global community.
||Atelier* - Primary “Tinker” Space
*Atelier - a workshop or studio, used by an artist or designer
From paper craft to 3D printing, in this space small hands will combine with youthful imagination to invent and construct, cultivating our students’ creativity, social-emotional capacity, innovative thinking, problem solving, skilled communication and design thinking. The Atelier will honour the innate curiosity of our young learners through real-life experiences in food technology, tinkering, design, robotics, environmental studies, media studies, science, and materials technology
||Café Deck (Avoca) and Extensive Landscaping
From the boarders’ gate right through to the ‘Pixie Hut’, this landscaping and building project has provided much needed green space, outdoor seating and meeting spaces. The Café Deck, which articulates with the commercial kitchen, has enable a student-led café - M's Cafe - and many other real-world hospitality opportunities.
|| Collaborative 120 Seat Lecture Theatre
The previous business rooms in Jackson have been ‘reimagined’ into a large ‘lectorial’ space with the flexibility to enable team teaching, lecture style presentations and group work – all in one lesson. It is these changes to the physical environment such as a clever combination of fixed and swivel seating, tiered levels and advanced technology fit-out that foster a true 21st century learning environment.
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Please consider a tax deductible donation to either the building fund or the scholarship fund. Donations can be made online.