The College has undertaken an extensive capital works program over the past 7 years with almost every building on the Kew Campus having been impacted upon by the 2023 Master Plan. The College Council is excited by the planned works that will take place over the next 10 year period. It is a significant program of works which will continue to transform the main campus, whilst maintaining the integrity of the beautiful green landscape for which the College is renowned for.
View key 2023 Master Plan documents below:
The Giving Program at Genazzano FCJ College draws together a wide range of supporters and friends for small and large projects, including new buildings, teaching and learning spaces, staff development and scholarships.
You can join the Principal's Network, Genazzano's Major Donors Club, recognising gifts and pledges over $5000.
Principal’s Network members benefit from a unique relationship with the College, receiving invitations to a number of special events and functions.
Our vision is ambitious and important for the education of all our students now and into the future, and with careful planning and wide community support, we will achieve it.
The cornerstone of the program was completed in 2011, when we realised our dream of a new Music and Performing Arts Facility. The Madeleine Centre was opened in April and has been in constant use ever since. This dream was realised due to the support of our community, supporters and donors.
During the course of 2012 and 2013, the historic Wardell Building (built in 1889) was redeveloped to create a new student services reception and amenity facilities for students, staff and visitors. Various works were undertaken throughout the 2 year period to upgrade the senior classrooms on the second and third floors of the Wardell Building. These works have allowed for the location of Years 5, 6 and 7 in the d’Houet Building and the relocation of the VCE students to a refurbished Wardell Building. In addition the staff room was upgraded and a new Main Reception was established.
The College has recently redeveloped the Grange Hill Building to accommodate the new Early Learning Centre and established fantastic new learning spaces for the Early Years Prep to Year 4 student cohort. The redevelopment resulted in a new entry, reception and health centre, whilst the area between the heritage Victorian building and the Dr Judith Paphazy Early Years Library was transformed into a covered atrium. New toilets, a multi-purpose area and staff facilities were built, in addition to a new library/community space and learning laboratory. The ELC rooms for the 3 and 4 year old children, in addition to the playground area, provide state of the art facilities for the co-educational early learning program at the College.
The top floor of the d’Houet Building has been completely transformed to accommodate the lower Middle Years Stage of Learning. With two new classrooms, collaborative multi-purpose spaces and the introduction of interactive whiteboard walls, the new space has been excitedly welcomed by the Year 5 and 6 students. The next stage of the Master Plan will see the Year 7 and 8 student areas receiving similar upgrade works.
To commemorate the 20th anniversary of the Genazzano Fathers’ Association (GFA), the GFA created the Fathers’ Steps as a gift to the students of Genazzano FCJ College. The Fathers’ Steps link the rear of the Madeleine Centre to the oval, providing an area for spectating, outdoor performances, quiet contemplation and a general meeting place for the girls.
Together with Xavier College, in 2014 we undertook extensive renovations to the Hawthorn Rowing facility to accommodate our Junior program. The refurbished sheds incorporate new amenities, boat storage, multi-purpose recreational and exercise space in addition to facilities for staff, performance review and catering needs.
For more information, contact our Director College Advancement via Reception on 8862 1000.