Project Description

St Ursula’s College, Kingsgrove


Established in 1957, St Ursula’s College is a Catholic school for girls from Year 7 through to Year 12 located in the south west of Sydney.

With a vision of ‘igniting the spirit’ in all students and a focus on a love of learning, the college has a long tradition of delivering excellence in academic success and pastoral care.


The college is built on a small and highly restricted site, which it shares with Parish and Our Lady of Fatima Primary School. In recent years the college has grown to over 1,000 students, triggering the need for a campus master plan and five stages of subsequent building projects. JDH Architects embraced the challenge of addressing the college’s need for an improved contemporary learning environment, in alignment with their mantra to ignite the spirit.


Stage 2 of the master plan included vibrant and contemporary general purpose learning areas, science labs, a college library and internal and external areas dedicated to student wellbeing.

JDH Architects and the college continued to build on the strategy of flexible and responsive learning via extensive collaboration with staff, students and the community during both the first and second stages of the project.

“Jayne and her team have a robust understanding of how learning can be reflected enabled design. JDH Architects’ designs are respectful of the environment and existing buildings, in fact the plans for the College provide better areas for students, staff and community that we could ever have imagined.”

Stacey Potts, (Acting) Principal

Project Details


Master planning, architecture, landscape design


Master Planning


Sydney Catholic Schools