As the school roll grows, so too does the need for new infrastructure and more resource. The next couple of years will see an exciting addition to the St Paul’s campus in the form of the Hornsby Learning Hub. Although this new building will replace the Hornsby Library, it will continue to honour the name of the couple whose energy and generosity is behind the existing library.
Today libraries are seen as the hub of learning within a school, fulfilling traditional roles as well as online research and providing places to connect and create.
The designs presented by architects – who travelled the world to design the impressive Wintec library in Hamilton – show St Paul’s Collegiate School’s new Hornsby Learning Hub located in the ‘heart’ of the school.
This state-of-the-art learning facility will challenge the old traditional perceptions of a library. It will provide a flexible learning centre that will engage students to become discerning readers and critical information researchers for their learning, vocational, personal, recreational, social and cultural growth.
With spaces for group work and collaborative learning opportunities, open seven days a week, during and after school, the Hornsby Learning Hub will provide a well-resourced space for quiet, independent learning and creative space for students to work together.
The facility will become an integral part of everyday life – a welcoming, friendly, comfortable facility where students can access support, work on a group assignment, socialise, video conference a teacher in Tihoi or schedule an extra lesson with a tutor. It will be the base for our learning support programmes.
The Hornsby Learning Hub will be a place to be creative, make a friend and above all to feel a sense of belonging.