Senior Years Hub

​The Senior Years Hub is a specially-designed facility and winner of the 2020 Architecture Award for Education as part of The Darling Downs West Moreton Architectural Awards.​

With modern facilities seen on tertiary campuses, the Senior Years Hub provides an open and flexible learning environment, where Year 10-12 students are supported to plan their futures.​

Modern pedagogies have created a shift in education and the way curriculum is delivered. Now more than ever, there is a need to provide more accessible, collaborative and visible learning to engage all students. This is delivered with the New Senior Years Hub, which includes: 

  • Classrooms with whiteboard walls, flexible furniture and accessible technology,
  • Meeting rooms, based on tertiary environments,
  • A spacious multi-level auditorium,
  • Various recharge zones,
  • A large kitchen with recycling facilities, and 
  • A deck usable as an alternative learning environment.

Members of the St Augustine’s College community​ were invited to share their ideas and opinions on this new facility prior to construction, by participating in workshops run by a Brisbane consulting agency. This feedback was used by architects who also integrated the College’s Augustinian values in the design. The seminar rooms - Ostier one and two - were named so after the town in Rome where St Augustine had a spiritual religious experience he described as a mystical touch from God.

Occurring around the time when he was baptised, he then returned to North Africa where he would set up his community, become a priest and bishop.

With students also learning holistically in this facility, it was important to have this Catholic connection in the Senior Years Hub. ​

​We hope to invite you on campus soon to experience this unique facility for yourself.