The school sporting fields at Erinvale Street, Corinda, are known as Ambiwerra. Ambiwerra comprises 10 hectares of land surrounded by the Oxley Creek. Facilities include:
Two Hockey fields
Full athletics oval
Four dedicated Tennis courts
Four combined Netball and Tennis courts
Four combined Netball and Basketball Courts
All courts have full competition lighting, regarded by some professionals as the best in Brisbane. There are also change rooms.
"Ambiwerra" was the name of the house owned by the Sisters from 1929 which was on the site of the present Senior School campus. The meaning of the word is thought to be a variation of a number of aboriginal words which have a meaning similar to "girls over there by running water".
St Aidan's Chapel
This is available for students and staff at any time for quiet reflection and prayer.
Our Chapel was dedicated in 1989 and was designed (together with the furniture) by the Chaplain at the time, Father David Binns, a renowned artist.
The Cross on the outside of the Chapel, with the distinctive birds portraying both Holy Spirit and our School Motto, was designed by Father David and sculptured by Mr Nicholas Seffrin. So too, was the Fransican style ‘resurrection’ cross at the rear of the sanctuary.
Our stained glass windows, each depict a saint.
The lovely cushions on the front seats, reflecting stories from the Bible, were designed by Year One and Two students in the early 1980’s and were worked by members of the Ministry and Worship Support Group of the time.
The three murals, depicting three stories of Women in the Bible, were painted by Father David and a number of senior students.
Christine Hartland Centre (CHC)
The Centre (formerly the Performing Arts Complex or PAC) was opened in 1989 and underwent an $8 million redevelopment which was completed in 2010. The CHC is used for many school functions and school assemblies. This building also houses drama, music and sport facilities.
The three level Centre comprises:
Lower Ground Floor
School assembly hall and stage
Eight music studios
Strings, brass and percussion classrooms
Kitchen and toilet facilities.
300 tiered seats enabling the entire school community to comfortably attend key school events in fully air-conditioned comfort
A double sized drama room with retractable seating and a second drama space
Alumni and Marketing office.
The Senior Library (located in the Le Fanu building) is open from 7.15am to 5.00pm Monday to Thursday and from 7.15am to 4.00pm Friday.
The Junior Library is the hub of the Junior School, a place where girls are encouraged to develop a life-long passion for reading. In this modern facility, students use the quiet, cosy nooks, booths and reading corner, and areas equipped with flexible furniture of stimulating colours and textures for individual, group work and research.
All classes from Prep to Year 7 have one timetabled lesson a week with a teacher-librarian. Class teachers conduct extra research or reading lessons in the library when necessary. The online catalogue runs on the same system as that of the Senior Library and Junior School students are taught to use this from an early age.
Students are encouraged to borrow both fiction and non-fiction books on a regular basis and class teachers support this by providing reading lists and incentives. Some lower year-level students exchange home readers on a regular basis. The Junior Library is open from 8am, during lunch times and for a short time after school, if required. Parents are always welcome, especially if they want to discuss their child’s needs or to help them choose books.