Gonzaga Barry Centre – Capital Appeal
The Gonzaga Barry Centre – a new and exciting building for Loreto Normanhurst
Construction of the Gonzaga Barry Centre began in early December 2011 for completion in early 2013. During 2012 a Capital Appeal was launched to financially support this new project. Gifts and donation to this Appeal will directly fund this exciting new building and its innovative fit out.
This new building is about the Loreto girls within it, girls with promise and curiosity. This state of the art building will allow for the continued delivery of the excellent learning outcomes via the Loreto Normanhurst Student Growth Model that our students currently enjoy.
The extensive design of this building has been characterised by a number of important features. The building will retain much of the existing Mornane building and the new addition will complete a circulation link around the lower courtyard. The environmental initiatives are innovative and include geothermal heating and cooling, cross ventilation, the use of natural light, sun shading and the harvesting of rainwater for reuse. Built over 3 levels each floor has an attractive colour scheme reflecting the red of the earth on Level One, the greenery of our grounds on Level Two and the blue of the sky on Level Three.
The special variety of glass will allow for the different multi-purpose, flexible learning spaces to facilitate an open plan outlook while enjoying privacy and quiet learning areas.
The Gonzaga Barry Centre is an outstanding building of which the entire school community will be very proud and which will assist in taking Loreto Normanhurst further into 21st century best practices in education and learning.
To help with the funding of this exciting new building we rely on the generous support of our current and past families, Ex- students and friends in the Loreto Normanhurst community. Gifts and pledges of all sizes are welcomed and are tax-deductible.
To make a tax-deductible donation to support the Capital Appeal and directly fund the Gonzaga Barry Centre simply click here to download a response form.
For more information or to talk about making a gift to the Capital Appeal please contact the Development Office at Loreto Normanhurst:
Telephone: (02) 9473 7316