Circle of Success Achievements
Read about our Circle of Success project acheivements and their progress below.
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.
The thought of an icy plunge into the pool will soon be a distant memory for our girls. Thanks to the generosity of three of our 2016 Circle of Success families who have decided to fund this project our College pool will soon be a heated oasis, upgraded for 21st Century users. More details of this project will be available soon. Scheduled for completion by the end of 2017.
Dining Room Air Conditioning Project
The MLC Dining Room is used not only by our boarders and College staff, it is a wonderful venue for community functions. Its use is only limited by the lack of air conditioning which leaves it very cold at some points in winter and too warm in the summer heat. Three of our wonderful Circle of Success families have committed to raising the $21,000 that it would take to install the six split system air conditioners in order to make this space comfortable for our boarders, staff and community. If you would like to make this project a reality please make your pledge here. No donations will be processed until we have enough funds pledged to fund the project.