A year of renewal for Cornish College
Company: Cornish College
Location: Melbourne, VIC
It’s not very often that an institution gets an opportunity to reinvent itself, but that is what happened to Cornish College in Melbourne late last year, as it passed from the auspices of St Leonard’s College to the Uniting Church.
The campus at the Patterson River site, called the Cornish Campus, opened in 1987, and since then has built on the original vision of its founder, Mr Richard B Cornish, to create a campus where young people can learn to live and work more sustainably.
Cornish College Principal, Mr Kerry Bolger, has been a driving force in the “reinvention” of Cornish College, and is confident the changes to the school will only enhance its academic achievements.
“The teaching and learning emphasis of the school hasn’t changed at all. We’ve always been very committed to sustainable living for everybody, and the values that underpin our education are the same,” he said. “Our approach, of guided inquiry being the major means by which we teach, remains unchanged.
“What’s different now is that we have started as a new school with a new community, and it’s more inclusive. I’m happy to say to parents that it’s what we can do together that will make a difference for the students.”
Cornish College faced the following challenges:
- Cornish College wanted to replace their aging devices with a reliable fleet which reflected their commitment to sustainable living.
- The College also required the fleet to have scanning and faxing to email functionality, as well as the ability to track the school’s print and copying history.