Senior College 10-12

Our facilities

Our unique city location makes the school the ultimate base camp for learning. Senior College students have access to city spaces as they grow in maturity and responsibility.

Bishop Barry Centre (BBC) Campus

The Senior College campus is located at 51 Druitt Street and offers many specialist areas and space to study in either quiet spaces or seminar rooms and flexible social areas that encourage connections with other students and staff.

The unique pre-tertiary environment of Senior College is a result of its campus structure and city-based location. The tertiary style of campus allows students to move freely within the city precinct between classes and during breaks, encouraging students to rise to the challenge of being mature and responsible citizens within the Senior College community, preparing them for the world beyond the classroom.

Senior College: Senior Study Centre

The Senior Study Centre offers students in Years 10-12 study areas and a selection of fiction and HSC and IB resources. Students can book break-out rooms for small groups and the larger open area provides a space for research and homework before and after school, during the school day, and in particular for timetabled study periods.

Teacher librarians work closely with both HSC and IB students to support their learning and completion of assessment papers. Teacher librarians and Years 10-12 subject teachers co-teach a variety of research skill lessons. After school hours, students are supervised and supported by a member of the teaching staff.

Opening hours: Monday to Friday 7.30am-5.15pm.

Specialist classrooms 

The Music Department contains modern classrooms with first-class audio technology, specialist instrumental and vocal ensemble teaching areas, as well as sound-treated practice rooms for individual lessons, as practice forms the centre-piece of the department. Also, a recording studio is integrated into the main rehearsal space, fitted out with the latest software and hardware components. Music technology education is further enhanced by a composition classroom featuring state-of-the-art equipment for use by students.  

We have architect-designed visual art facilities, a multi-media/digital studio, a design centre and specialist science labs. 

Performance spaces 

In 2020, a major renovation of Chapter House created a fabulous space for assemblies, chapels and performing arts. It has the largest seating capacity in the school and features gallery level and floor level seating. 

St Andrew’s Cathedral, Chapter House, the dedicated Fairfax Music Room, the BBC Auditorium and our Heath Centre are the major internal performance spaces utilised by the Music department. The school’s city location also gives students the opportunity to perform at the City Recital Hall Angel Place, the Concourse Theatre, the NIDA Parade Theatre, and Sydney’s magnificent Town Hall for events such as the annual Showcase Performing Arts concert, the biennial school musical, and the annual end-of-year Evening of Celebration and Prize-giving. 

St Andrew’s Cathedral School secondary Drama students also perform in the school’s in-house Black Box Theatre, recently updated with a professional lighting rig, in our newly renovated Chapter House theatre space, as well as in professional venues across the city, such as the Enmore Theatre, Lend Lease Darling Quarter Theatre and NIDA. The school also has a sprung floor dance studio and dedicated drama teaching room. 

Kirrikee Outdoor Education Centre

The school‘s own property, Kirrikee, in the Southern Highlands of NSW is a purpose built outdoor education centre on 120 acres of rolling, cleared grazing country, bushland and wetlands, bordered by Paddy’s River. It is located on the traditional lands of the Gundungurra people (but quite near the lands of the Tharawal people).

Kirrikee provides the opportunity to take learning beyond the classroom.

The school’s outdoor education programme is physically and mentally challenging, and is often referred to as one of the highlights of a student’s time at the School. Year 10 students are offered a 20-day “Kosi to Coast” expedition from Mt Kosciuszko to Bass Strait.

The name Kirrikee is a derivation of the Indigenous word ‘kirrkie’ for a Whistling Kite, the bird that is pictured in the Kirrikee logo.

See Senior College Outdoor Education to discover what St Andrew’s Senior College students experience at Kirrikee and beyond.

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