2 storey school with rammed earth walls and vaulted tin roof Interior of open seating area in school Aerial photo of roof area of school Rammed earth school building

Mother Teresa College is a co-educational college for students from pre-primary to Year 12.

Over a period of 4 years, Focus constructed Stages 2, 3 and 3A on the Baldivis campus. 

Stage 2 was the construction of new classrooms and a multi-purpose building.

Stage 3 was the construction of the Junior through Secondary facilities including playing fields, courts, landscaped grounds and extended parking areas.

Stage 3A was the construction of the Learning Block, a Resource Centre/Science Block and an Administration Building. 

The high quality designs of Parry and Rosenthal Architects were maintained through all stages. All buildings were constructed of rammed earth, with walls over 10m high in some areas. Rammed earth walls of such height created some major construction challenges and required close supervision to ensure a very high quality was achieved.

The key challenge for our construction team was to ensure that the works remained segregated from the operational school. Specialist planning was required to install a high level link bridge so that students could access the extended Learning Block from the 1st floor level. The planning required working closely with the School management to ensure that all risks were minimized and there was no impact on the College’s operations.