Students at St Edmund’s College are able to enjoy the very best educational, cultural and sporting facilities available.
Students have access to modern, technologically advanced classrooms, state of the art science labs, technology and resource centre, and Mount Sion Industrial Design Centre & Trade Training Centre.
Science Labs: Our state-of-the-art science laboratories provide the ultimate teaching and learning environment for inquisitive minds. Together with the ICT integrated ‘traditional’ teaching spaces, there are well equipped practical areas around each room for students to engage in hands-on science in small groups. Furthermore, there are temperature controllable rooms adjoining each laboratory that allow for extended investigations to run over several days or weeks. Safety is our top priority in the laboratories with each lab having independent control of water, gas and electricity supply to the student work spaces. Safety showers and eye wash units together with excellent ventilation and traffic flow considerations make for spaces that are comfortable, safe and useable for all.
Ambrose Place: Ambrose Place provides a state-of-the-art multimedia experience for students, parents and guests to the College. Each seat is fitted with a fold-up tablet for laptop and note-taking and the room is fully air-conditioned. Reserved seating is allocated for disabled access and listening points are positioned strategically around the room.
Mount Sion Industrial Design Centre and Trade Training Centre: The Industrial Design & Technology department is based in the Mt Sion Industrial Design Centre. The centre, commissioned in 2002, is a state of the art facility catering for both metal and woodwork in the junior grades and automotive, engineering and construction in the senior school. The facility incorporates three metal workshops, three woodwork shops, a large working compound, storage areas, two classrooms and two graphics labs as well as a centrally positioned staffroom. In mid-2010 a new three million dollar automotive facility was constructed, greatly enhancing curriculum options for all students. The impressive facility boasts five service bays, an engine assembly room, a small engine workshop, CAD lab, general learning area, as well as an operational shop front.
Keenan Performing Arts Centre: The Keenan Performing Arts Centre was built in 2003 and is home to St Edmund’s College Drama and Music Departments. The building is named after Maurice Keenan (1937-2008) – Old Boy (1945-1952), Staff Member (1962-1998), and College Archivist (1999-2008). The centre consists of a large classroom and performance space, as well as a number of small rehearsal rooms that are available to music students. Major performances and arts nights are held in the centre and combined with the latest technology, students have been able to enhance the quality of their creative endeavours and experiences within the performing arts faculty.
Playing Fields: Consisting of two football fields, two cricket ovals, cricket nets and athletics facilities, Morgan and Mulkerin Ovals provide a vast amount of space and opportunity for young men to rehearse and refine their skills and physical capacity to perform at the highest level in AIC sport.
McLean Field is the College's sporting facility operated in conjunction with the Ipswich City Council at the Tivoli Sporting Complex, which is only a short drive away from the College's Woodend Campus. The field is named after the McLean family in recognition of both their long association with the College and their tremendous contribution to the sporting life of the city. Seven members of the extended McLean family have represented Australia in either Rugby Union or Rugby League, including former Wallaby Captain and College Old Boy, Paul McLean MBE.
St Edmund's College offers personalised tours for prospective students and their families. To arrange a tour, please contact the College Development Officer, Kath Creedy, on (07) 3810 4448, at firstname.lastname@example.org, or click here to make a request online.