The learning spaces at Penola Catholic College are designed to enhance the learning opportunities of our students.

From the latest technology to flexible seating options and adaptable class sizes, students will learn how to work both independently and as part of a small or large group depending on the task at hand.

Facilities and Resources - Penola Catholic College Emu Plains

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Purpose Built Learning Spaces

At Penola we continue to transform our learning spaces so they reflect new ways of teaching and learning that engage students and enable them to develop employability skills that will equip them well for future careers in a modern world.

Penola provides students with the perfect spaces for all their learning needs and has a number of specially designed areas that serve specific educational needs. These include:

Junior and Senior Inquiry Hubs - Penola Catholic College Emu Plains
Junior and Senior Inquiry Hubs

Flexible learning spaces support tailored delivery of learning for larger groups of 7-10 students to engage in Project-Based Learning, or small groups, and one on one deeper learning with senior students.

P-TECH and iStem Design and Learning Centre - Penola Catholic College Emu Plains
Stem Design and Learning Centre

An agile learning space with a variety of engaging resources such as robotics, LEGO, 3D printers and more to promote high quality learning.

Performance Space - Penola Catholic College Emu Plains
Performance Space

Our multi-purpose hall includes a performance space that promotes contemporary learning practices. School performances, presentations and celebrations take place here.

Mary MacKillop Learning Centre at Penola Catholic College Emu Plains
Mary MacKillop Learning Centre

This innovative space comprises our library and other resources, and is utilised by our whole community on a regular basis. From student learning to parent information sessions, the flexible space supports a variety of activities.

Timber Workshop - Penola Catholic College Emu Plains
Timber Workshop

A well-equipped Technology and Applied Studies (TAS) space that encourages practical, hands-on learning.

Commercial Kitchen - Penola Catholic College Emu Plains
Commercial Kitchen

Our industry standard kitchen enables our students to pursue vocational courses in Food Technology and Hospitality.

Contemporary Science Laboratories - Penola Catholic College Emu Plains
Contemporary Science Laboratories

Our specially designed modern science labs have dedicated tutorial and experiments zones.

Gymnasium - Penola Catholic College Emu Plains

Students benefit from access to our well-equipped contemporary fitness and exercise gym.

Outdoor Areas

Students at Penola enjoy making the most of the college's beautiful and expansive site on the Nepean River.

Agricultural Farm - Penola Catholic College Emu Plains
Agricultural Farm

The extensive land on our site allows us to accommodate an agricultural farm with animals kept on site as part of our Primary Industries and Agriculture courses.

Students have the opportunity to be a part of the prestigious ‘Ag show team’ learning about showing and judging animals such as cattle and sheep at Royal Agricultural shows.

Sporting Ovals and Courts - Penola Catholic College Emu Plains
Sporting Ovals and Courts

We strive to offer our students a range of activities and sporting opportunities that help to develop the whole person and have a number of open outdoor areas and sports courts available.

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