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Masterplan

The Tullow Centre

Creativity | Construction | Innovation

At Kildare College, we are a proud girls' school, which truly understands the benefits of providing an education that enhances confidence, resilience and success. We are genuinely committed to an all-girls' learning environment where students are encouraged to take intellectual risks and develop skills and knowledge that enhances their self-esteem, which in turn helps them grow into confident young women. 

The Tullow Centre was officially opened and blessed on Monday 12 September 2022. The video below was presented at the Blessing and Opening. The video takes you on a journey of the Tullow Centre, where you will see the state-of-the-art spaces, gain an insight into the purpose of the build and hear from those involved in the project.

 

 

Highlighting the skills of problem-solving, collaboration, and critical thinking, our Innovation Hub – the Tullow Centre – incorporates these skills and spirit with our learning every day allowing our students to be future-ready. 

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The Name | Tullow Centre

Since 1966 when the Brigidine Sisters arrived in Adelaide and laid the first foundations for Kildare, the focus has always been on the academic and wellbeing needs of our students. History has shown us that the first Brigidine Sisters were risk-takers, resilient and demonstrated that by being creative, innovative and brave (and continue to be) anything is possible. In 1807, six women in response to an invitation from Daniel Delany, established the Brigidine Sisters in Tullow, Ireland.

Hence, we are delighted to announce that our innovation hub will be named the Tullow Centre, in honour of these determined and courageous women.

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Purpose and Opportunity | The Design

The Tullow Centre will allow our students to enter a new world that challenges the stereotype of a female learner. It will be a space that inspires creativity, construction and innovation.

The Tullow Centre will provide our existing and future students with a point of difference from other schools.

The building will include the following:

  • Large construction area to house Woodwork and Metalwork in an all-girls’ environment.
  • High-end STEM, Science and Digital Technology rooms
  • Media Studio with green screen and soundproof booths
  • Auditorium for presentations and break out study spaces
  • 3 General Classrooms to cater for expanding student enrolments.
  • First Floor Terrace connected to the classrooms
  • Conference Room
  • The facade itself will encapsulate innovation, which will feature a canopy constructed of glass solar panels linked to a digital information screen within the Lobby space. This will enable students to see energy production in action and experience innovation from the moment they enter the Tullow Centre.
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Architects and Builders

Over the past year, we have been working with Walter Brooke Architects developing this incredible new state of art innovation hub. We are also delighted to announce that Sarah Constructions have been engaged to construct the building.

Walter Brooke and Sarah Constructions also designed and built our award-winning Brigidine Centre.

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Schedule

Our whole College community is full of excitement after what was the first official day in the Tullow Centre on 27 June 2022. Students were amazed by the space, the facilities and are excited to continue their learning journey in our state of the art Innovation Hub.

 

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