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New era as Nazareth campus opens


It was a defining moment in the history of Nazareth Catholic College when its purpose-built campus for senior students opened recently.

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At the start of Term 3, Year 11 students became the first to enjoy the new state-of-the-art facilities at the Kidman Park Campus.

Located on 2.6 hectares on Findon Road, the campus will accommodate all senior students from Years 10-12 from 2024.

It becomes the third site for Nazareth, adding to the Flinders Park Campus (Years 7-9) and Findon Campus (Early Childhood to Year 6).

Nazareth principal Andrew Baker said the campus was developed in partnership with Russell and Yelland Architects and Kennett Builders, and was expertly resourced and equipped with cutting edge technology.

Teaching and learning spaces are interconnected and contemporary and include student hubs, innovation and collaboration spaces.

The performing arts and music suites are complete with a recording studio and concert band rooms; there is a double court gymnasium and fitness performance room; an engineering, design and technology wing; food and hospitality kitchens; and also a café.

“The opening of a new campus marks the next evolution of our community and the most significant change to our structure since Nazareth began,” Mr Baker said.

‘It was important to ensure that as our students progress to a senior learning environment and a world beyond school, that they are supported to be successful in a wide range of pathways and opportunities.”

Year 11 student Loredana Sabadin said the new campus was “an inviting space to learn and study in”.

“Kidman Park has brought a new chapter of schooling to us all, it is such an inviting space to learn and study in, with a very ‘senior’ feel about it,” she said.

“All the classrooms are open and bright, and the specialised areas including the kitchens, labs and tech rooms are professional and exciting to work in.

“I have loved my start at Kidman Park and hope for Year 12 that we create a positive culture and build a history to remember and love.”

In conjunction with the opening of the Kidman Park Campus and as part of the senior learning experience, Nazareth has launched a Pathways and Partnerships program enabling students to engage in a wider range of vocational, pre-tertiary courses, micro-credentialling skills and qualifications.

The program, which can be accessed by students cross-campus, will continue to create and shape future focused learning and skills.

Moving forward, the Flinders Park Campus will focus on the Middle Years experience for students from Years 7-9.

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