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Our Campuses

Our expansion to a multi campus school is a pivotal chapter for the College, and the wider community. It represents our dedication to providing a comprehensive and forward-thinking Catholic education for families in the Echuca Moama region that prepares students for success in an ever-changing world. It also preserves our cherished traditions, while embracing the possibilities of the future, and honours our school’s enduring legacy and commitment to excellence and growth.

Brigidine Campus

Brigidine Campus

Our Brigidine Campus in Dickson Street Echuca is the original and historic site of St Joseph’s College which was founded in 1886.

Over the years we have preserved our iconic period architecture, including the centrepiece of our campus, the exquisite 1899 Convent Chapel with its marble altar and jewel-like stained glass. The Chapel is at the heart of our daily life, providing a place of gathering in joyful times and in sadness, as well as a quiet, reflective and prayerful oasis for students and staff in the midst of their busy day.

 

Our historic Hall, built in 1894, continues to be used for drama classes, assemblies, parent nights and special events, and the original Apsley House now accommodates our reception, meeting rooms, staff offices, as well as a number of classrooms. 

 

Tradition and contemporary life have always mixed easily at St Joseph’s College, where icons, such as the ornate fountain in the forecourt, foster a deep sense of stability and permanency, and the massive Oak tree, planted the day the school opened in 1886, sits adjacent from our modern multipurpose building, aptly named The Oak Centre, where the whole school can gather together for assemblies, sports and special events.

 

We are proud to offer students access to a state of the art Allied Health facility, complete with sophisticated hospital equipment to enable practical hands-on learning for students interested in a career in the health industry.

In the Design and Technology field we boast a number of creative spaces for students to learn techniques and grow their skills, talents and confidence in art, media, food, wood, metal, textiles and music.

 

Cill Dara is a heritage-listed house from where we provide Learning Enhancement services. The Brigidines and Presentation Sisters have always been committed to bringing education to the most vulnerable. St Joseph’s is proud that we continue that work today with more than 200 students receiving intervention and support from our extended team of more than 20 skilled educators, para professionals and aides.

 

Our library is overflowing with books to engage readers of any level or interest or to provide a quiet place to study. Our in-house IT department is only too happy to help with any technical issues. We are lucky to also have a canteen which provides an ever changing menu of delicious and healthy food made onsite, and which can also cater for large meetings and events.

 

A major capital works project is scheduled to take place at our Brigidine Campus in 2024/25, beginning with stormwater upgrades and the underpinning of the main administration building. We look forward to these exciting upgrades unfolding at our historic site.

Kildare Campus

Kildare Campus

In 2020, a greenfields site at 194 Mt Terrick Rd, now referred to as our Kildare Campus, was secured for the future provision of Catholic education in the Echuca Moama district. This 80 acres of open land future-proofs our school by enabling us to meet the increasing demand for enrolment at the College.

The location of the new campus provides clear and quick travel to and from our current Brigidine Campus at Dickson Street in Echuca’s main township and Moama (via the new bridge).

 

The site has provided the means to prepare a facility that is state of the art and opens the doors to a future-oriented education for those who enter its gates.

 

Building commenced on the Kildare Campus in November 2021, and with Stage 1 works completed by June 2023 our first intake of Year 7 students commenced on the site in July of the same year. 

 

Our students and staff at Kildare Campus currently have access to an administration building, learning building, library, wellbeing and first aid rooms. Landscaping, car parks, two state-of-the-art basketball/netball courts, outdoor exercise equipment and green spaces for passive recreation are also available.

 

This stunning architecturally designed facility also symbolises the bond between tradition and innovation that will define the St Joseph's College experience for generations to come.

 

The Brigidine charism is echoed throughout the design with the use of St Brigid’s Cross, archways and even the propagation of our historic oak tree.

The colour scheme of the school is based on the seasons and incorporates natural timber features, high ceilings and huge windows that provide natural light and a very calm and warm indoor/outdoor environment.

Sustainability is also a key component with the inclusion of solar panels, power saving climate control heating and cooling and automatic lighting as well as a self sustainable watering system from the onsite dam.

 

The contemporary open plan design allows for flexible and collaborative working environments with the inclusion of standing tables, break out areas, quiet zones, wobble chairs and even pedal desks to cater for different learning needs.

 

Stage 2 works commenced in June 2023 and included a technology building, science classrooms, art spaces, a new learning space, learning enhancement provision and further landscaping works and play spaces.

In 2024, Year 7 and 8 students attend Kildare Campus, and works are set to commence later this year on an MCG-sized football oval.

 

The campus will accommodate Years 7 to 9 from 2025, with preparation for Stage 3 Capital Works also expected to begin that year. Stage 3 works will include a Multipurpose Learning Centre (including spaces for performing arts, sport and physical education, science, community use and teacher planning) and an extension to the Stage 2 Learning Building.

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