Circle of Success Achievements
Read about our Circle of Success project acheivements and their progress below.
2018 Circle of Success members voted to convert two standard classrooms to STEM laboratories much to the delight of staff and students. This project will be completed during the 2018/19 summer holidays ready for our students to enjoy vital hands on STEM learning. We look forward to sharing the exciting details of this project with the community early in 2019.
Hadley Green Beautification
In 2017 the Hadley Green Beautification won the membership vote given its prominent position between Hadley Hall and the Café. The area, impacted by the extensive root systems of our magnificent elm trees and heavy foot traffic, has been transformed into a practical and appealing decked area that now connects the two venues providing a multi-use space for students. Our music and theatre art students have another level outdoor rehearsal option and students in all year levels can use this area as a break out space or as a shaded venue to gather at lunch time. Given the location, Hadley Green will also provide an open-air community venue for guests at Hadley Hall events, pre and post-performance and during intermission.
The Yvonne Palmer Biological Sciences Laboratory
The Yvonne Palmer Biological Sciences Laboratory, named in honour of MLC’s greatly loved and respected Deputy Principal, Yvonne Palmer, was the inaugural winning project and the first member-voted project to be completed.
The collaborative donation provided by the 2015 Circle of Success members resulted in a complete refurbishment and redesign of this laboratory, including new fixtures and fittings, technology and fish tank for marine sciences. This reengineered space now reflects the quality of learning and teaching at MLC. Completed in January 2016.
Upgrade of the Hadley Hall Audio Visual System
In the wake of the inaugural 2015 Circle of Success, one MLC family committed to fulfilling another of that years’ projects by matching the funds raised by the 2015 members. The Hadley Hall Audio Visual System upgrade was the project they chose to fund, because of the wide reach that it would have for our MLC community. Miles of new cable, a live capture system, new screens, new lighting and a new and improved sound system has made the world of difference for our orchestras, choirs, drama and dance performers and for our media and technical students. It has also made attending a with a new floor, performance in Hadley Hall a much improved experience. We are very grateful for the contribution that enabled this transformation. Completed August 2015.
Rejuvenation of the Gertrude Walton Centre
The 2016 winning Circle of Success project as voted by the members. We look forward to bringing this historic building back to life. Already an important teaching space for our drama and dance students, the Gertrude Walton Centre will be rejuvenated with a new floor, fixtures, an upgraded kitchenette and lighting and doors opening to Freshwater Bay. This renewal will enable us to return this building to the heart of our community as well as ensure its future as a spectacular teaching space. To be completed in January 2017.