FACILITIES @ BUNDOORA CAMPUS

Parade College's Bundoora campus is blessed with spacious grounds and modern facilities which allow us to offer boys a well-rounded education in attractive and well-cared for full landscaped surroundings.

Our theatre, auditorium, library and ovals all bear the names of people who have helped create Parade as it is today – fitting reminders of both our heritage and history.

Our grounds and the buildings are scrupulously maintained by our Property and Maintenance Department with help from our parent committees.

Facilities

ALPHINGTON COURT

Alphington Court

Alphington Court is an undercover playground area in the Waterford Complex which can be set up for indoor soccer, volleyball, badminton and tennis. It’s also the venue for College year level and/or house assemblies, parent-teacher nights and subject selection briefings. The name 'Alphington Court' commemorates the old Parade Preparatory school which operated between 1953 and 1988.


AMPHITHEATRE

The Amphitheatre is the principle feature of Nolan Court and is named after one of the founding Brothers of the College, Br. B. J. Nolan, who was a versatile tradesman. The court named after him is also versatile as it used as playground space, for classroom drama, as a venue for short assemblies and for Tutor Group liturgies.

Nolan Court

AUDITORIUM

Greening Auditorium

The Greening Auditorium is an indoor sports venue which recently underwent extensive refurbishment. The Auditorium is used extensively after hours by a variety of groups. It is named in honour of Br. W. B. Greening, the first Principal of Parade on the Bundoora site.


CANTEENS

The College has two canteens. The one located just off ERC Plaza is for Year 10-12 students. The other canteen is part of the Yarrangabee Hospitality centre and is used by Year 7-9 students. The centre also features two kitchen used by our hospitality students and a space which can accommodate a variety of functions.

Canteen

COLLEGE HALL

College Hall

College Hall is a multi-purpose building used for full school and House assemblies, sporting activities and physical education classes. It is the size of three basketball courts and can seat 2000 in one sitting. It also has the facility to be used for special functions, including the annual Artists on Parade art show.


GROUNDS

The foresight of the Old Paradians and the Provincial Council, means we enjoy the luxury of extensive grounds at Bundoora. There are four dedicated sporting ovals named after former Principals and our Bunjil Park synthetic sports grounds provides a full sized soccer pitch, four lane running track, long jump pit and six tennis courts..

There are several open spaces such as the Upper and Lower Quadrangle and Edmund Rice Plaza which, when combined with the sporting grounds and courts, make Parade the envy of many other schools.

Grounds

IT SERVICES

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Parade is well resourced to teach Information Technology subjects, with over 1000 computers located in rooms throughout the College. Almost every class room at Parade is able to be an IT lab.

The College also has five dedicated computer laboratories used mainly for teaching Information Technology subjects but are available to be used by other classes across all Learning Areas. Every classroom in the college has a built in data projector that staff use for displaying teaching materials and students can connect to them for presentations.

In keeping abreast of changes in technology, over the past few years the College has been rolling out iPads to staff and students as part of the teaching program. These devices are connected to the school network and can be used by students to work on and access school programs.


NASH LEARNING RESOURCE CENTRE

The Nash Learning Resource Centre is named after Br. J. S. Nash, who was the last College Principal at East Melbourne and instrumental in preparing Parade for the transition to Bundoora. The Nash Learning Resource Centre caters for students across all year levels. It is open to students from 7.30am til 5pm Mon -Thurs and 7.30am til 4pm Fri, including recess and lunch breaks. It is available for classes during the day, for wide reading, research and information needs and class work. The Resource Centre has two dedicated class work areas with a total of 45 computers as well as a class reading area. The Homework Club runs on Tuesdays and Wednesdays after school until 4.30 pm and is open to all.

Nash Library

THEATRE

Rivergum Theatre

The Rivergum Theatre is the scene of many drama and musical productions, primary school concerts, staff gatherings and liturgies and information sessions with parents.  With a 300 seat capacity and Meyer sound system, the Rivergum Theatre is a truly state of the art performance space. The lighting system can accommodate more than 50 different lighting configurations and the two spacious dressing rooms are equipped with full bathrooms, professional make-up mirrors and LCD monitors to show what is happening on stage.


YARANGABEE

The Yarangabee Hospitality Centre features two hospitality kitchens which allows the College to offer food technology studies to students from Year 7 – 12. The newer kitchen is built to full commercial standards and includes an outdoor courtyard with seating and herb planters.

 

Yarangabee

EDMUND RICE TRADE TRAINING CENTRE

ERTTC

The trade centre offers Year 11 and 12 VCAL/VET students training in building construction, electro technology, furnishings and bricklaying, as well as introducing our Year 10 Pathways students to the skills associated with building and construction. It is also used by year 9 Try-A-Trade elective students. As Parade is part of the Northern Melbourne VET cluster, the centre is used by students from other schools in the area who are learning the same skills.

Recently, the College was awarded Registered Training Organisation (RTO) status, which allows us to provide training to students in the areas of bricklaying, carpentry, sport & recreation and technical production.


FITNESS CENTRE

The fitness centre houses all the College’s gym and fitness equipment and is open for staff and student use alike. The centre is fully supervised during use and sports staff are happy to write up specific training programs for interested gym users.

After hours, the gym is managed by EFM Health, which provides personalised gym services to both Parade staff and the local community.

Gym