The St Columba’s learning and teaching environment encourages creativity and collaboration, with contemporary open spaces complementing an innovative curriculum.

The facilities in areas such as Physical Education, Visual and Performing Arts and our contemporary Library, inspire students to actively engage in learning and to seize opportunities.

The Sophia Library

The Sophia Library is a vibrant hub for learning, information access, reading promotion and social interaction within our College community. Instead of one large open space, the Library is a series of interconnected learning zones, catering for different learning needs and activities.

We recognise our key role in supporting and enhancing the students’ recreational reading, promoting a reading culture and facilitating access to information and diverse resource, using dynamic and engaging physical and virtual learning spaces. Including: Think Tank, Research Zones, Reading Amphitheatre and Library Webpage.

Multipurpose Centre (MPC)

The Multipurpose Centre (MPC) caters to the diverse needs of the College community. The MPC is primarily used as a gymnasium and gives our students a modern space for Physical Education lessons and sports training. The MPC is fully equipped with shower facilities and a vast array of sports and games equipment. The MPC houses a stationery bike room for spin classes; and a circuit room with weights and exercise machines for specialised classes and training sessions.

The MPC is also used as a gathering space for assemblies, liturgies, performances and special events. Its clever design allows for a drastic transformation from sporting venue to assembly location that can seat the entire College cohort.


The St Columba’s College theatrette allows for large gatherings of students or staff, in a theatre like setting. With theatre seatings, audio visual equipment and screens, the Theatrette is the perfect space for lecture style classes, video viewings and meetings.

Nicholson Hall

The Nicholson Hall is a purpose-built space, with performing arts at the forefront. With walls of mirrors, staging, lighting and dressing rooms, the Nicholson Hall is the perfect performance space. Our students use this space not only for private dance classes, but as a rehearsal space and for final performances.


The chapel was blessed and opened on 2 May 1937, after being built as an addition to the southern side of the original St Columba’s College mansion. It is used for school masses, as a gathering place and a space for reflection and prayer. The refurbished chapel was opened on 26 June 2008 by Most Rev. Tim Costelloe, Auxiliary Bishop of Melbourne.