Building Bright Futures

  • Students in Science lab
  • Concordia Science NautilusShell
  • ScienceCentre from Quadrangle
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Unlocking new potential for teaching and learning at Concordia

On Monday 30 October 2017, His Excellency the Honourable Hieu Van Le AC, Governor of South Australia, will officially open the new Nautilus Centre at Concordia College, providing students with a magnificent new learning facility for Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Maths (STEAM). The building features flexible learning areas, collaborative breakout spaces, ans outdoor learning areas, including an Art Courtyard and a rooftop classroom. 

The integration of the Arts with STEM subjects will help young learners make sense of abstract and complex concepts and encourage collaborative and creative approaches to solving real-world problems.

Wonder, enquiry, discovery and innovation will be reflected not just in new learning opportunities, but in the fabric of the building itself. The design and construction of the new facility will demonstrate mathematical, scientific and artistic principles such as the Fibonacci series, the earth’s rotation (displayed by a Foucault pendulum in the main stairwell), and various sculptural exhibits, all designed to inspire curiosity. 

The new Centre for Science and Discovery will excite and encourage young learners to pursue science to Year 12 and beyond, possibly into careers that may not even exist today.

The STEAM landscape is evolving rapidly. A compelling feature of the new Centre are the various flexible learning spaces, which are designed to be adaptable to changing teaching and learning requirements. 

Science is the foundation of things we use every day, and an extremely important part of education. Concordia’s investment in a leading-edge Centre for Science and Discovery will ensure every student can learn these vital skills for many years to come. - Mr James Hardy (’07), Aircraft Structures Engineer

In 2017, the Concordia College Annual Appeal will continue to support the completion and equipping of the new Centre for Science and Discovery. We encourage you to make a tax-deductible donation in support of these shared goals or to extend your current support if you would like to do so.

Donate Now

No matter the size of the gift, every donation helps our students to pursue bright futures. If you can provide a gift of $5,000 or more, a permanent acknowledgment will be recorded on our beautifully-crafted donor wall in the entrance to the new building. Your gift can be pledged over three years if you prefer. Please email or phone Sue Spry, Donor Relations Manager, on 08 8291 9339 for more information.