SCBC’s Gymnasium; past Year 12’s thought it would be great for future students

We are excited to see our new gymnasium taking shape and form.

You may be interested to know where it began.

Construction as of 14th June 2022
We continue to be blessed by our past students

At the end of each school year, I have the pleasure of sharing a meal with our Year 12’s, before they finish. It’s an opportunity to ask them what would be great for future students. It’s an ideal way for me to hear about what has gone well, and invite students to provide feedback that can help shape SCBC’s future.

About 10 years ago, I listened to students sharing many aspects of the school they appreciated. Commonly they spoke of experiencing a close sense of community. School was/is a place for families to enjoy being together. Relationships were/are at the heart of what is valued.

They also shared with me that their school was known for having really nice people. When I asked them what future students may value and appreciate, they commonly suggested that a gymnasium would be great! Being able to play sport under cover was just a dream. Play it forward, and their dream is becoming a reality.

It’s with a real sense of positive anticipation that we look forward to the first section of our gymnasium being ready for use at the start of 2023. Watching it being constructed is a daily reminder of the gratitude we have for our past students. The gymnasium started with a conversation. The caring voices of our past students will be enabling current and future students to increasingly experience excellence.

“I thank my God every time I remember you.” (Philippians 1:3)

Staff too have actively contributed into our new development.

Mrs Adele Aspeling championed the gymnasium’s development. Her foresight and awareness of student’s interests helped keep the proposed initiative in focus. Physical Education staff too used their expertise to inform the gymnasium’s architecture. Mr Stephen Posthuma in his role as Director of Football was one of the contributory voices that helped with earlier planning. The second phase of the gymnasium’s development includes dedicated fitness areas for strength and conditioning, as well as indoor courts.  

I speak on behalf of all our staff that we want to honour God in all we do.

Real excellence can be experienced as God’s love in action, in all areas of College life; academic, sporting, cultural and social.  

We continue to focus on our student’s needs and are already preparing for the next stages of development.

Like the STEM building, future projects are designed to engage and encourage all students to do their best work.

Blessings to you and your family,

Des Mitchell