Blackfriars Priory School has launched a bold Master Plan that includes the construction of a new building housing a specialist Year 12 centre and STEM facilities to open in 2020. The $8.5 million Stage 1 project will include the creation of new open spaces near the main entrance to the 4.5ha Prospect Road campus.
Blackfriars' new Master Plan has been developed through a process of investigation and consultation with reference to school’s Strategic Plan 16-20. It sets out a flexible framework for development of the campus over the next 5-10 years.
“The Master Plan reflects contemporary educational thinking and research,” reflects Principal, Mr Simon Cobiac. “The spaces we will create over the next few years focus on innovative learning - on the development of creative thinking ability rather than the traditional accumulation of knowledge and expansion of predetermined skills.”
“While research suggests the most important factor in effective education is the work of educators themselves,” Mr Cobiac reflected, “appropriate environments play a significant role in supporting their efforts.”
“We already have excellent teachers at Blackfriars. Our Master Plan will deliver state-of-the-art facilities ensuring our students have access to contemporary learning environments to match.”
The Strategic Plan 2016-2020, outlines the strategic priorities that will guide the growth of Blackfriars Priory School over the coming 5 years. You can download the document via link below.