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Sacred Heart College home economic
students will be able to practise their
culinary skills in style – and perhaps with
some help from on high – following the
renovation of the decommissioned St
Paul’s Catholic Church at Somerton Park.
From the outside it still looks like a
1970-built church but inside only the
stained glass windows in the ceiling
With 48 kitchen stations and a master
kitchen for instructing students, two
tutorial rooms, the latest Smeg appliances
and a warehouse-style design, the new
hospitality and IT centre will be used by
more than 500 students each year.
“I wanted it to feel like MasterChef, not a
typical school centre,” said Sacred Heart
College business manager Peter McCabe.
The college purchased the church five
years ago and used it for wet weather
PE classes and exams before deciding
to convert it to a hospitality centre.
The existing home economics centre
adjacent to the school gymnasium will
be demolished to make way for a new
multi-purpose gymnasium and conference
Partek managing director Brenton
Lunn said there had been a number
of challenges involved in transforming
a church to a new home economics
workshop, including the “not quite
octagonal” shape of the building and the
lack of infrastructure such as electricity,
water and gas.
“It was good to be involved early in the
design process and we had several
workshops early on to identify the key
issues,” he said.
“Another positive was the good
relationship with neighbours who were
pleased to see the building being put to
Local tradespeople were used as much
as possible on the project and some old
scholars from Sacred Heart College were
involved in electrical and plumbing work.
Architect Melanie Colegate, from Haymes
Sharley, said lighting and ducting was just
as important as the design of the kitchens
and required an integrated solution.
St Paul’s Church was consecrated by
Archbishop Matthew Beovich in March
1971 and was officially opened and
blessed on Palm Sunday by Archbishop
It was closed in April 2009 as a result of a
rationalisation of Brighton parish properties
and was leased to the Marist college for a
year before the order decided to purchase
The altar, baptismal font, tabernacle and
stained glass windows all went to a new
church in the Italian Village at St Agnes.
Hospitality on holy ground
TOP SHELF: From left: Melanie Colegate and Peter McCabe with Partek’s Lawrence
Labrosciano, project administrator, Chris Herd, site manager, and Brenton Lunn,
By Jenny Brinkworth
Cardijn College and Marcellin
Technical College will align in
2016 to help broaden learning and
careers pathways for students.
Cardijn principal Paul Rijken
(pictured) has been appointed head
of both southern suburbs Catholic
“This new structure offers students
in both colleges opportunities to
broaden their learning and career
pathways”, he said.
Mr Rijken has served the Cardijn
secondary school community for the
past 10 years.
He said Marcellin Technical College
would continue to promote pride
and foster excellence in the
teaching, learning and acquisition of
trade and technical skills.
“The college will ensure that
Vocational Education and Training
(VET), including School-based
is a valued and well-recognised
pathway choice for young people,”
Director of Catholic Education SA
Helen O’Brien said the Marcellin
College community was grateful for
the leadership of acting principal
Maria Urbano who has been
appointed principal at Our Lady of
the Sacred Heart College.
Ms O’Brien said that these were
new times with new opportunities.
“Marcellin is very well placed to face
the future,” she said.
Marcellin Technical College (Years
11 and 12) was opened in 2006 as
the Australian Technical College –
Adelaide South, an initiative of the
Australian Federal Government.
In 2009 the College governance
and ownership passed to the South
Australia Commission for Catholic
Schools (SACCS) on behalf of the
Adelaide Archdiocese, and the
College entered a new phase as
Marcellin Technical College within
Catholic Education South Australia
(CESA). The college is an affiliated
member of the Association of Marist
Schools of Australia (MSA).
The Board of Directors of Jesuit
Mission is seeking an outstanding
leader for this exciting position. The
Chief Executive Officer is the delegated
leader of Jesuit Mission’s operations
who works actively with the Board, the
staff of the Jesuit Mission Office and
the various supporters and recipients
of the organisation’s work nationally
and internationally for the continued
growth, development and welfare of
the Jesuit Mission enterprise.
The successful applicant will be a
committed Catholic who is prepared
to embrace Ignatian Spirituality which
underpins the work of Jesuit Mission.
The position is full-time contractual
position and located at the Jesuit
Mission Office, Ron Dyer Centre, 42
Ridge Street, North Sydney. The CEO
will report to the Jesuit Mission Board
through the Board Chair.
CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER
Day-to-day responsibilities include:
Æ The effective working of the
administrative and organizational
aspects of the Jesuit Mission
Office, including the direction
and supervision of a small staff,
volunteers and those involved in the
Æ Effective collaboration with the
Board to ensure the smooth and
professional operation of all functions
of the organisation
Æ The fundraising and assistance
enterprise of Jesuit Mission in line
with the vision and direction of the
Board and the Jesuit Province
Æ A salary competitive with that
available in comparable positions
in not-for-profit organisations is
Information about Jesuit Mission and this position is available at www.pathwaysic.com.au
(positions). Interested applicants will need to complete the on-line application form no later
than close of business on 15th February.
For further information contact:
Pathways International Consulting
Ph: 1300 722 076
M: 0412 636 899
New era down south
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