Due to the outstanding planning and deliberations of the College Finance and College Future Planning Committees (Chair: Sonya Lynch), and with the support of the Toowoomba Catholic Schools Office, under the leadership of Dr Pat Coughlan (Executive Director) and Ms Julie Payne (Chief Financial Officer), St Mary’s College has been successful in its financial application to build a new auditorium at the College.
This new auditorium is an important component of the College Master Plan. It will enable the College to meet the needs of our senior ATAR system, to continue to provide modern and sophisticated facilities for students and enable us to provide scope for the College to grow into the future.
The auditorium will be built to a size required to cater for full College assemblies, include a modern archives display, toilets, tiered seating for the oval, modern change sheds, a state of the art weights room and storage. Stage two of this project would see an Arts precinct adjoining and complementing this building: Art, Drama and Music. At the same time, the T.P. O’Brien hall will become our new library and the present library will be converted into classrooms.
St Mary’s College thanks the Diocesan Development Fund and the Bishop of Toowoomba, Most Reverend Robert McGuckin DD MCL JCL for their financial support to make this project a reality.