Roseville College is planning a new Sport and Wellbeing Centre to align the school’s facilities with its focus on the wellbeing of girls.
Being well physically and emotionally is essential for girls from Kindergarten to Year 12 to learn well. It is well established that healthy students learn better – they are better able to concentrate and have higher levels of engagement in their education.
Plans for the new Centre include an outdoor court area to replace existing courts, a spacious strength and conditioning gymnasium, and an indoor swimming pool to allow year-round, all-weather learn to swim activities and elite squad training. The College’s existing outdoor pool, which opened in 1973, has reached the end of its life; it cannot be used during winter and is now costing a considerable amount to maintain. The Centre will also feature a leading-edge nutrition and food technology space, flexible learning spaces, and underground car parking spaces for staff and students to ease the demand on neighbouring streets.
The College is inviting alumni, students, teachers, families and neighbours to be involved in the planning process. We think of our whole campus as a classroom and strongly believe the new Centre will benefit from the knowledge and input of our community as we work to make the best use of our site for our girls. The design builds into the natural slope of the land, the building line is in keeping with homes in the street, and landscaping will reflect the local character of our suburb, to which we are very proud to belong. The College has always been proud of its good relationship with our local community, and their involvement in this next chapter of our 111-year history is important to us.
Additional information relating to our plans is available on the NSW Department of Planning and Environment website. At this stage of the process and until 26 June 2019, feedback on our proposal can be submitted to us. This will allow us to use it to inform our application to the Department, and there will also be future opportunities for you to have your say. We look forward to your involvement and support.