1970 Extensions - Library and classrooms

In 1970 there were extensions to San Clemente comprising a Library on the top floor, two classrooms and a bookhire room on the middle floor, and an art room on the ground floor. 

There were 258 students, and the school participated in the combined Secondary Schools Swimming Carnival for the first time.  

(The Blessing and Opening of the School Extensions by His Lordship Bishop Leo Clarke, 26th May 1985.  1985.)

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Aerial view, c.1970, before the science laboratories and library 
were built.

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1971 - showing the extension on the

right.

On 6th March 1971, His Lordship, Bishop Toohey opened the extensions, which consisted of the Library above two classrooms, and on the ground floor a Tuckshop and Toilet facilities (now the art room and archive) 
(The Blessing and Opening of the School Extensions by His Lordship Bishop Leo Clarke, 26th May 1985.  1985.)

 Plan 15

 

 Plan of the extensions

 Plan 14 Extensions Plan

 

Plan of extensions and elevations

Plan 5 First Floor Existing And Proposed Floor Plans

 

First floor existing and proposed plans

 Plan 12 Library

 

Library

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First form, 1972

A science block was added in 1972, comprising two Laboratories and two Preparation rooms.
(The Blessing and Opening of the School Extensions by His Lordship Bishop Leo Clarke, 26th May 1985.  1985.)

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Form 1 St Dominic's, 1974

In 1975, there were 5 nuns and 11 lay staff to teach 262 girls from Form 1 to 4. 
(The Blessing and Opening of the School Extensions by His Lordship Bishop Leo Clarke, 26th May 1985.  1985.)

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Year 9 Green, 1979

 In 1976, San Clemente became the first school in the Maitland Diocese to be staffed entirely by lay teachers.  The Principal of San Clemente, Sister Philippa Jones, said that the school was on the threshold of a new experience in Catholic education.  In 1977, the first lay principal, Mr R.T. Slattery was appointed, Deputy principal Mr A.J. Peart and Religious Education Co-ordinator Mr P. Carroll. 

 

In 1979 there were renovations to Redcliff for Administration use, forming staff rooms, a Chapel and Theatrette.
(The Blessing and Opening of the School Extensions by His Lordship Bishop Leo Clarke, 26th May 1985.  1985.) 

 

A gallery of recently scanned photographs from the 1970s. More information about each will be added soon. 

1970s photographs