Performing Arts Centre & Quad: St Patrick’s College has a rich history and an even more exciting future. The challenge is to maintain and improve its reputation for achievement in academic, cultural and sporting fields, and for that, modernised facilities are required. The next major project (which is currently on hold whilst we replace our Super 8 roofs due to asbestos), is the transformation of the two facilities that are at the heart of the College: the quad and the theatre. The Foundation will be working in partnership with the College's Proprietor to raise the capital required.
The Theatre: Transforming the theatre in its current tired state to a Performing Arts Centre will provide a more supportive home for the highly successful Con Anima choir, public speaking teams, drama and music recitals. Incorporating leading edge technology and first class hosting facilities, our nationally recognised students will benefit from such an injection of investment. The theatre will feature a 9sqm glass extension around the existing theatre, creating a foyer for 200 guests. Additional kitchen facilities and internal access to both sides of the theatre will be provided. The foyer can also be used as a wet weather lunch area for students. 200 comfortable seats will be fitted to the existing tiered platforms. A large stage area will be created by demolition of an internal wall. Lighting, sound, heating and technological services will be purpose built.
The Quad: Essentially still in its 1979 state, the Quad remains the hub for lunch and social interaction, but can be seen as barren and dull - our young men deserve an upgraded facility. This space will be transformed by improvements that include: impact paving, seating spaces, attractive landscaping, recessed rubbish bins, and tile walls for old boys and families to engrave their name.
How to support this initiative? When the time comes and the project goes live sponsor a theatre seat, tile, tree or quad seat is one way to be remembered at St Pat’s. More information will be available soon.
SPC Artificial Turf
Opened in May 2013, this photograph was taken during the inaugural match - SPC vs St John's Hastings.
The St Pat's community rallied during 2012 and 2013 to raise funds for the joint venture with the Wellington City Council for an artificial turf, developing the grass field on the Cobham Drive boundary.
Thanks to those families and Old Boys who sponsored a square meter of turf, attended the Annual Benefit Dinner, participated in the Fun Run or sponsored a sign - all were a major contribution to the target required for the Foundation to financially support this project.