New Performance Centre a ‘Jewel in the Crown’
of Clarence Valley Anglican School
Clarence Valley Anglican School Principal, Martin Oates, is pleased to announce that a new Performance Centre will be constructed at its Clarenza Campus in 2020.
The Performance Centre forms an integral part of Stage 1 of the School’s Clarenza Campus Master Plan, launched in June 2019.
The project has particularly been made possible by a very generous donation from an anonymous benefactor, a significant grant from the Australian Government and Building Fund donations from parents.
The School publicly expresses its appreciation to the anonymous donor; the Australian Government and Kevin Hogan MP, Federal Member for Page; and parents for their support of this exciting project.
Raunik Design Group, a multi-disciplinary design group based on the Gold Coast, was commissioned to create the Master Plan and design a modern, flexible, creative arts facility to serve the School well into the future.
Although there have been other facilities built in recent years, the last major construction project in the history of the School was the development of Clarenza Campus in 2006.
Mr Oates says “The Performance Centre will be the ‘jewel in the crown’ of Clarenza Campus and will comprise music and drama teaching spaces, visual art gallery, tutor rooms, instrumental music and music recording rooms, main stage, large spectator area, sunken stage, tiered lecture theatre, servery and toilet facilities. With enrolments stretching from Iluka in the north and Woolgoolga in the south, it is envisaged that the Performance Centre will offer students from these areas, Grafton and the wider Clarence Valley wonderful opportunities to develop and showcase their creative abilities.”
A completion date for the Performance Centre is yet to be determined but the School hopes to start using it in Term 1 2021 with an official opening to be announced in due course.