The Mandurah Baptist College Board of Directors and Principals announced a College Master Plan that commenced in April 2019. The Master Plan will provide new and improved learning spaces and facilities to enhance the learning opportunities and outcomes for all of our students from Kindergarten to Year 12.
Stage one - complete
Stage one of the Master Plan encompassed the building of a new Early Learning Centre and Nature Playground. Comprising of nine purpose-built Early Learning classrooms and a custom designed playground to incorporate play-based learning, the centre was completed and opened in early 2020.
Read more about our Early Learning Centre.
Stage two - in progress
Stage two of the Master Plan will deliver a state-of-the-art STEAM Centre providing our students with outstanding integrated and collaborative learning spaces that encompass Science, Technology, Engineering, The Arts and Mathematics. Stage two has commenced construction with completion planned for late 2021 to early 2022.
STEAM floor plan
Subsequent Master Plan stages will deliver additional classrooms, an Out of School Care facility, upgraded and improved Primary School activity areas, a new Library for both Primary and Secondary students, additional learning area upgrades, a new rectangular playing field, additional outdoor playing courts, cricket nets, increased parking areas, a College café, uniform shop, and a new Administrative Centre.
The upgrades to the Lakes Theatre building include a new multi-purpose Drama/Dance space. MBC will be investigating the implementation of a Dance program once the capacity exists for this to take place.
The Master Plan will allow for three streams to be extended throughout the Primary School. The Senior School will continue with four streams. We will, however, have access to a range of new, purpose built facilities throughout the College.
Yes! There are further stages of the Master Plan planned, including a new Administration, Companion Services and Combined K-12 Library Block, an extension of the playing fields to include a dedicated full-size soccer pitch and a further new general teaching block in the Senior School.
School fees are not directly linked to capital expenditure, and are set by the Board after an extensive review process which takes into consideration a wide range of factors each year.
The STEAM Centre is due for completion early in the first half of 2022, with some further refurbishment to the Lakes Theatre building classrooms (on the lower floor) following this. We expect that this stage of the Masterplan will be completely finished early in Term 3 2022.
Any disruption will be kept to a minimum. There will be some unavoidable noise, however.
There are no plans for a College Day Care at this point. We remain committed to delivering an outstanding and supportive K-12 educational experience.