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:
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.