Our Learning Environment

Caritas is situated on a large campus, and features play and recreation facilities built into natural and developed landscaping, enabling creative and flexible use of spaces for learning, play, prayer, theatre/drama, sharing and social interactions.

The school provides contemporary teaching and learning spaces that are suited to the respective junior, middle and senior year levels. Innovative design enables fliexible use of learning spaces and indoor/outdoor learning opportunities. Early Years Learning currently takes place at an adjacent property for children aged birth to 5 years at MacKillop Learning Centre through the Learn Through Play playgroup.

Teaching and learning spaces are climate controlled and well equipped with interactive technology and portable devices. In addition to contemporary general learning areas, specialist facilities accessed by students across R-12 include resource centre, Science laboratories, technology laboratories, Trade Training Centre, hospitality centre, Technology Studies workshop, and primary and secondary Music rooms. A newly developed learning centre, Visual Arts Centre, and administration and staff amenities were officially opened in 2017 as part of our recent $5.5M development. Caritas has commenced work on development of a Nature Play and Learning space as part of the College’s strategic improvement plan.

Learning Areas

Our classrooms are well-resourced with current technology and are designed to be bright learning spaces. Technology is available in all classrooms with data shows and computer access a priority for learning. Hubs of computers and computing rooms are available for ease of access during learning.

The College has specialised learning centres for junior, middle and senior year students.

Our Trade Training Centre opened in 2012, providing additional opportunities to develop electro-technology pathways through tertiary and vocational learning.

At the College our undercover outdoor areas are extensive and enable outdoor learning in both winter and summer.

Outdoor Areas

We have planned our outdoor student areas with an outback feel – to reflect our location in the mid-north of South Australia. It uses the best of contemporary design and is easily accessible.

Our play areas are shaded, grassed and spacious. Dotted between the areas are native gardens and outdoor performance spaces that enable a community of learning to be created across the school.

Canteen

Our Canteen is open daily and  supplies a selection of healthy lunches and snacks for students. We follow the 'Right Bite' Guidelines as part of the college Healthy Eating Policy.


Parent and school community volunteers are welcome to assist the Canteen operator. If you feel that you could spare some time each month please contact the School.  For further information on volunteering please refer to Opportunities to be involved

Chapel

St Paul of the Cross Chapel is a feature in the middle of the school and a reminder of the needs for places of stillness, rest and quiet in our school community.

Dedicated to the twenty-five years service of the Passionist Community, the Chapel is a space for prayer, liturgy for class and year level gatherings.

 

Joy in belonging         Pride in achieving         Hope in serving

Joy in belonging | Pride in achieving | Hope in serving