The Rocco L. Martino Innovation Centre’s construction nears completion!
To say the last two years have been trying would be an understatement. The administration, teaching staff and students deserve recognition for their perseverance, adaptability and resourcefulness to find a way to stay the course.
Earlier this year we welcomed all students back to campus for the resumption of classes. They brought an energy and boost to the morale that the campus had certainly missed in their absence.
It is only fitting that the timing of the Rocco L. Martino Innovation Centre’s construction nears completion. A well-deserved reward for staff and students after staying strong during the challenging times in education that the pandemic presented.
The building features three cutting-edge Biochemistry labs, and one physics lab. It also features a university style lecture hall which is truly something to behold and will provide teachers with perfect room for instruction.
The Innovation Centre is a state-of-the-art facility that will be dedicated mostly to the Sciences.
With the school adopting the flex-mod timetable, a need arose for the school to provide students with plenty of space for independent study and collaborative work. The centre features an open concept resource centre as well as six breakout rooms which will ensure that all students will always have a quiet place to do their research and complete their work.
The idea room will be equipped with technology such as computers and smart boards. Splitting the Idea room and Resource Centre is a retractable wall which will afford staff the ability to create separation and work with students in a setting very similar to a computer lab.
Above and beyond the physical structure and aesthetic appeal is the technology of which the building will be outfitted with.
With much credit to the generosity of the De La Salle community, the Centre will be equipped with university level equipment for our students to benefit from. Staff will be given the opportunity to advance the school’s programming and enhancing the overall curriculum to prepare our students for their next chapters in their academic endeavours.
The completion of this project has been highly anticipated by the community. The Rocco L. Martino Innovation Centre will be a tremendous addition to the campus and creates excitement in the community for what the College will look to do next to ensure that the student experience continues to advance.
We look forward to opening the Centre this spring and providing our students with a facility they can enjoy and take pride in.
As the project nears completion, we still need your help! Please click the link below to see updated progress pictures in the gallery, as well as donation opportunities which will be vital to fulfill in maximizing the building’s potential.