Our Campus & Facilities
The St Mark's Anglican Community School Council is committed to an ongoing building and refurbishment program to ensure that the School’s buildings and facilities are maintained to a high standard. This commitment has given the School the first class facilities necessary to be competitive locally and to continually grow and offer the best for our students from Kindergarten to Year 12.
The Barbara Godwin Performing Arts Complex
School’s Performing Arts Complex, which opened in 1993, was named for the School's Foundation Principal (1986-2002) Barbara Godwin. The facility underwent a significant upgrade in 2012. The foyer, stage and backstage were refurbished to expand it to a 245 seat airconditioned theatre. The intimate theatre provides a perfect setting for School events and an opportunity to showcase the talents of our students in drama, dance and music.
Chapel of St Mark and St Luke
The Chapel opened in 1999, the culmination of many years of anticipation and careful planning to ensure that is a place of beauty and peace. It stands on a high point of School land, and the cross, positioned at the apex of the roof, is a visible and constant reminder of the centrality of Christianity in the life and work of St Mark's.
The Ken Fairfield Hall
In 2012, the School Council announced that it had named the School Hall, which opened in 1990, in recognition of the School's Foundation Bursar, Ken Fairfield, who helped lay the foundations of the strong financial position the School is in today.
The Len King Sports Pavilion
The Len King Sports Pavilion opened in 2006. The spacious sporting facilities are complemented by a dance studio, a general purpose classroom and the adventure and challenge facilities such as the climbing wall, high ropes course and abseiling tower. These last facilities form part of the School's Outdoor Education program. The Pavilion is also used for whole-school gatherings and special events, including St Mark's Day celebrations, Speech Night and the Year 12 Valedictory. The building was named after Dr Len King, who served the St Mark's with distinction on the School Council from 1994 to 2002.
The Tony Stopher Library and Information Centre
The new two-storey Library and Information Centre opened in September 2013. It provides a valuable resource for both students and teachers. It will add to the School’s already excellent facilities, enabling the School to continue its growth and offer the best for our students from Kindergarten to Year 12. In honour of Past Principal (2002-2012) Anthony Stopher's commitment to the project and in recognition of 25 dedicated years of service to the School, the Council named the Library complex "The Tony Stopher Library and Information Centre."
Early Learning Centre
The Early Learning Centre is a self-contained facility with its own classrooms, play spaces and amenities. The play areas include sand and water play, a sensory garden, grassed open space, climbing frames, nature play areas and imaginative play spaces, as well as their own edible garden. The Early Learning Centre caters specifically for students in Kindergarten, Pre-Primary and Year 1.
Junior School Precinct
Junior School encompasses students from Year 2 to Year 5. The Junior School Precinct was rebuilt in 2010, and additional facilities opened in 2017 to cater for increased enrolments. The two larger buildings have six classrooms in each, all connecting to a generous open space. The open space is very flexible, and is used in a variety of ways, from working in small groups, to gathering all Junior School students together for meetings and activities.
The Learning Enrichment Centre provides space for small groups to gather for focused learning support or learning extension. The students in the enrichment programs will still spend the majority of the school day with their regular class groups.
The Junior School precinct also has specialist facilities for Art and Physical Education/Sport, including a sports oval. Students also make use of the School’s shared amenities, such as the Barbara Godwin Performing Arts Complex, the Ken Fairfield Hall and the Len King Sports Pavilion.
Students are encouraged to keep active during the day. There is a nature play zone, climbing frames, a multipurpose sports court, as well as spaces for outdoor social games such as Four Square, handball and chess. Items such as balls, hula hoops and skipping ropes are available to children during recess and lunch.
The Community Garden was established in 2015 with great success, supporting the Junior School’s focus on sustainability, as well as giving students the opportunity to participate in the Stephanie Alexander Kitchen Garden program.
Middle School Precinct
Students in early adolescence like to be part of a big picture, but like to feel safe, insulated and have a sense of belonging. The Middle School precinct is the perfect place for them to thrive. The Middle School precinct includes the Floreat Building and the Cottesloe Building and is home to students from Years 6 to 8.
Newly installed play equipment outside Floreat caters for the physical needs of Year 6s. It is designed to encourage upper body strength, while ‘nests’ in the structure provide place for social interaction. The ever popular outdoor chess and ping pong tables will remain, with additional tables added to the Year 7 and 8 zones.
The Year 7 and 8 zone incorporates a number of large-scale games, such as outdoor Connect Four. New seating and shaded areas provide plenty of opportunity for social interaction, while also providing place to play.
Students have access to the Secondary Oval and the Hall/Pavilion for sports during recess and lunch.
The Alan Cadby Senior Academic Centre
The new purpose-built facility is the focus of Senior School life. The new Senior Academic Centre, which opened in 2018, is the most significant capital project in St Mark’s 30 year history. It has quickly become a hub for creativity and academic development for Senior School students.
The Senior Academic Centre is a three storey structure which replaced some of St Mark’s oldest facilities. The modern, spacious design allows for flexible, glass enclosed learning areas, which gives teaching staff the ability to easily adapt the space to suit a variety of learning styles.
In addition to the 22 learning spaces, the building features two new Home Economics facilities, a staff room (which will be converted to additional class room spaces at a later stage), a new Canteen/Café area, a presentation space with flexible seating for up to 200, prep rooms and offices.
A bridge connects the Senior Academic Centre with the upper floor of the Library, providing a direct link to the Secondary School Library resources.
The School Building Fund
St Mark's has established a School Building Fund to which parents are encouraged to donate. These funds will be used to maintain and extend the School's facilites in the future. The Fund is approved by the Australian Taxation Office, and therefore all donations over $2 are eligible tax deductions. Enquiries should be made to the Business Manager, via 9403 1300 or firstname.lastname@example.org.