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5 July 2024

The new Wominjeka Centre

The new era of learning has begun at Sacred Heart Girls’ College, Hughesdale, with the opening of the school’s Wominjeka Centre.

Named to honour the Woiwurrung word for ‘welcome’, the Wominjeka Centre symbolises the college’s commitment to inclusivity and connection with the lands of the Wurundjeri people. The ground floor of the new centre has purposefully designed spaces to support learning diversity, the counselling service and community relations, as well as sport and outdoor education. The second and third levels comprise flexible classrooms and open learning spaces that encourage collaborative teaching and learning experiences. The garden area to the south of the centre features a range of locally unique plants.

‘These new facilities are a testament to our commitment to nurturing the minds and spirits of the young people in our care’, said Principal Christopher Dalton. ‘Here, we are creating spaces where young minds can flourish and grow.’

The Wominjeka Centre was opened by the Hon Clare O’Neil MP, Member for Hotham, and blessed by Most Rev Anthony Ireland, Auxiliary Bishop of Melbourne. The school is thankful for the $1.5 million contribution from the Australian Government.


Opening the new Wominjeka Centre