Recent Developments at Dalton Road
New colourbond roofing on original building.
Installation of evaporative cooling units in the Year 7 and 8 Buildings.
Two cottages House the Music Department, Instrumental rooms and administration.
Addition to the western side of the Sports and Assembly Hall of a mezzanine floor for dance and sports as well as more toilets, change rooms and storage area.
The LOTE (Languages Other Than English) Centre was built in 2010 and 2011 and opened on May 29 by the Honourable Harry Jenkins MP. It comprises a 360 seat Theatre of All Nations as well as three dedicated classes for the teaching of Italian, Japanese, Spanish, Modern Greek and French. One of its features is a stainless steel map of the world which faces the south, west and north of the building.
The Campus now has three sports fields: the Multi-Sport Pitch which includes a hockey pitch, 9 tennis courts and a FUTSAL pitch; a FIFA Approved Football pitch; and the recently completed Track and Field Centre. Together these have been named the Lorraine Pratt Sports Fields to recognise Miss Lorraine Pratt who retired in 2009 after 35 years service to St Monica's College.
The wetlands were officially opened & blessed on May 25 2011. The Envirofriends group worked on this project along with other students to develop an environmentally friendly precinct for the local birdlife as well as native trees and shrubs.
Building Development Program 2010 – 2011
During 2010-2011, building and site development continued at a rapid pace. Completed projects included:
Technology Centre – Incorporating an Automotive Shop, Welding Bay and two Electronics rooms.
Language Centre with three specialist classrooms, office, toilets and incorporating the Theatre of all Nations, a versatile Lecture Theatre and performance space with retractable seating for up to 360. The Theatre is complete with state of the art sound, lighting and projection systems. The Theatre can be made available for commercial hire and community use.
Victorian Certificate of Applied Learning (VCAL) Hub, a dedicated facility for VCAL studies comprising 3 learning areas and office facilities.
Wetland reflection area, an area for quiet contemplation with water features surrounded by native shrubs and trees inhabited by local birdlife.
All facilities have been officially opened and are now fully functioning.