6. Senior School Hall
The Senior School Hall was officially opened in 2004 (on the same day as the Music Centre) by His Excellency Governor General Major-General Michael Jeffery AC CVO MC.
The Junior, Intermediate and Senior Chapel choirs performed ‘For the Beauty of the Earth’ at the opening ceremony and later in the evening, the first of many school musical productions, ‘Beach Blanket Tempest’ was performed.
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The Hall can seat up to 1,000 people and features retractable seating, which opens up the entire floor level of the Hall. An impressive acoustic and sound system completes the state-of-the-art facility making it the perfect venue to hold large scale productions such as concerts and musicals. It also caters as a meeting place when the Senior School community gathers once a week for assemblies. On a more informal basis, the Hall is used by students and teachers for incursions and members of the wider community who visit the school for information sessions and seminars.
In addition to providing the School with a space to stage performances, speech nights and assemblies, our textile and design students use the space for their annual fashion parade while members of the student media committee oversee the sound and lighting for all events held in the Hall, providing them with valuable experience in a professional environment.
Prior to the construction of the Hall, our student body crowded into a space which had capacity to seat only 600 people (not enough for a Senior School population of 1000 students, plus staff). The original school hall underwent significant remodelling and is now home to the Music Centre.
The construction of the Senior School Hall was generously supported by Gabriel Foundation.