Discovery Centre

Reach Further. Discover Together.

We are delighted to announce the development of the Discovery Centre including the Sustainability Learning Centre. The precinct will be developed by 's College on our main campus.

The Discovery Centre will continue the vision of ’s College Founder, Fred McKay who insisted children in Central Australia would have access to high quality education. It will enhance our commitment to improving educational outcomes and alleviating social disadvantage, as it provides multipurpose learning spaces for students to develop and discover their skills and talents.

Read more about this exciting new development or by clicking on the cover of our brochure below.

If you would like a copy of the Reach Further. Discover Together. brochure please contact us.

The Discovery Centre will better allow our students to access the curriculum through the use of technology and in an environment not available elsewhere in the school or the region. We would be very grateful if you would like to support us in ensuring children of the Outback have the same educational opportunities as those in other areas of Australia. Donations can be made by clicking on the button below.
- Former Principal, Roger Herbert


When looking at education in the future, John Dewey’s words come to mind, “If we teach today’s students as we taught yesterdays, we rob them of tomorrow”. 

Education is an evolutionary journey, and in 2018, ’s College adopted the Round Square Discovery Framework as its curriculum for the Middle School.

This captures and describes the spirit of a learner who is developing and exhibiting competencies and attitudes in relation to each of the six Round Square IDEALS (Internationalism, Democracy, Environmentalism, Adventure, Leadership and Service).

The framework connects with twelve Discoveries that students make on their learning journey - inquisitiveness, tenacity, courage, compassion, inventiveness, ability to solve problems, self-awareness, sense of responsibility, appreciation the need for diversity, commitment to sustainability, communication and team-working skills.

The specially designed programmes will give students tangible value, and the ‘Discovery Precinct’ including the Sustainable Agriculture Centre will be a conduit to assist ’s College and community based organisations work to improve the educational outcomes of regional and remote Australian students, which in turn assists in alleviating social disadvantage.

Read more about the Discovery Centre in our latest publication

For further information about the Discovery Centre please contact:

Mr Paul Bailey
Development, Enterprise & Foundation Manager

's College
PO Box 33
Alice Springs NT 0871

Ph: (08) 8950 4577
E: paul.bailey@stphilips.nt.edu.au